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10 things we didn't know last week

16:20 UK time, Friday, 26 February 2010

books.226.jpgSnippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. The average life of a web page these days is apparently somewhere between 44 and 77 days.
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2. A "beryl" is a type of precious mineral.
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3. A dentist in San Francisco is named Les Plack.
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4. A piconewton is a millionth of the force that a grain of salt exerts when resting on a tabletop.
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5. There are people in the UK called Justin Case, Barb Dwyer and Stan Still.
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6. Computer game and movie character Lara Croft was created in Derby.
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7. Elephants growl.
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8. Johnny Cash's Guess Things Happen That Way was the 10 billionth track to be sold on iTunes.
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9. The types of lasers that remove tattoos can also be used to clean up works of art.
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10. Recent snow has left the UK's roads riddled with 1.6 million new potholes.
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