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10 things we didn't know last week

17:33 UK time, Friday, 6 August 2010

Snippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. Rotterdam is Europe's busiest port.
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2. Beach huts in Scarborough cost nearly as much as a one-bedroom flat.
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3. Buttocks are hardest to tan.
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4. Last year, Iceland became the first country with an openly gay head of state.
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5. Middlesex was first documented in the Eighth Century.
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6. Winston Churchill concealed a reported UFO sighting while prime minister because he feared it would cause mass panic and make people question religion.
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7. One in five drivers killed in road accidents has some kind of drug in his body.
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8. Hormones can affect shopping habits.
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9. William, Alice and Robert are names the English adopted from the Normans.
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10. Fourteen swimmers have been rescued from The Thames in the last six months.
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