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10 things we didn't know last week

16:15 UK time, Friday, 23 July 2010

10tools_304.jpgSnippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. Twenty babies born in the UK since World War II have been named Adolf.
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2. Thursday is the grumpiest day, according to research in the US.
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3. In Brazil, a social networking site called Orkut has more members than Facebook and Twitter combined.
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4. Beer can have an alcohol content of 55%.
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5. Jokes can be protected by copyright, in theory.
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6. Blood can be mixed with pulp to make a page in a book.
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7. A sum of £650m can buy you about 7% of the world's cocoa.
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8. Before 2008, prisoners were allowed to have fancy dress parties and comedy nights.
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9. Black parents can have white, blond-haired children.
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10. Tour de France etiquette dictates that cyclists should not overtake the leader if he suffers mechanical problems.
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