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10 things we didn't know last week

16:41 UK time, Friday, 25 June 2010

10monkeys.jpgSnippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. More than 5,000 so-called mosquito alarms, which emit a sound to disperse teenage groups, are in operation in the UK.
More details (Guardian)

2. Human hair is used as a food additive.
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3. Italy's footballers were pelted with rotten fruit when they arrived back in the country after an early exit from the 1966 World Cup.
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4. Scotland has the highest proportion of cocaine users in the world.
More details (Independent)

5. Tennis matches can last three days.
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6. There are 820 government websites.
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7. More than eight million visits were made to news websites every minute, on the night Barack Obama won the US presidential election. On the first day of the World Cup, there were 12m visits per minute.
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8. General Stanley McChrystal only eats one square meal a day.
More details (Telegraph)

9. Nottingham Forest players got drunk the night before winning the League Cup final in 1979.
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10. There are 6,000 islands in Greece, but only 227 are inhabited.
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Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Boakesey for this week's picture of 10 monkeys at Chester Zoo.

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