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10 things we didn't know this time last week

04:44 UK time, Saturday, 6 November 2010

10 pedaloes on the River Dee

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

1. Tea parties were invented in the 1830s.
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2. Which means that the 1773 Boston Tea Party wasn't known by that name until more than 60 years after the event. At the time it was referred to as "the destruction of the tea".
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3. Adult kingfishers need to catch about 5,000 fish a year to thrive.
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4. Dick Bruna, the man famous for creating children's character Miffy, also created the stick man with a halo in the Saint TV series.
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5. Smokers on average, according to one reckoning, spend an hour a day on fag breaks.
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6. Chips implanted in the eye can, under certain circumstances, let the blind see.
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7. Just thinking you're fit might help you avoid getting colds.
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8. Having fewer brothers and sisters can be good for your education.
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9. It's not just in comedy films that babies can fall from tall buildings, bounce on awnings and be caught by a passer-by.
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10. And it's not just in sci-fi films that holograms can be sent as messages.
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Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Jane Lidstone for the picture of 10 pedaloes on the River Dee.

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