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10 things we didn't know last week

16:42 UK time, Friday, 1 October 2010

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

10 Flags

1. Elgar wrote world's first football chant.
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2. The UN has an Office of Outer Space Affairs.
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3. There's a market for mammoth ivory and it sells for £330 per kilogram.
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4. Neanderthals were tech-savvy.
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5. Engineers estimate that 12 to 15 tonnes of rock will need to be cleared by the trapped Chilean miners each day.
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6. In French, the words for "inflation" and "fellatio" are very similar.
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7. The first travelator in the UK was at Bank Tube station in London.
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8. Former PM Edward Heath left his home to the nation as a museum when he died.
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9. Intestinal worms can grow to more than 2m long.
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10. Penguins have been around for 36m years.
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Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Vic Barton-Walderstadt for this week's picture of 10 flags.


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