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10 things we didn't know last week

16:43 UK time, Friday, 4 March 2011

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


1. Kenya's MPs aren't allowed to wear bling.
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2. People with full bladders make better decisions.
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3. Killer whales have a "stealth mode".
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4. Finnish men have have some of the highest sperm counts in the world.
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5. The ransom paid to release Richard the Lionheart, captured in 1192 on his way back from fighting the Crusades, was the equivalent of about £2bn in today's money.
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6. Parents exaggerate the joy of having children to justify the sky-high cost of bringing them up.
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7. The Mr Men and Little Miss series have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide.
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8. There are 16 amateur superheroes patrolling UK streets at night.
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9. The average time Britons have their first alcoholic drink in the evening is 7.11pm.
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10. Britain's biggest bird of prey is the white-tailed (or sea) eagle, which has a wingspan of eight feet.
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