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10 things we didn't know last week

13:30 UK time, Friday, 16 September 2011

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

1. A planet can orbit two suns.
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2. Women remember men with a deep voice more than those with a high voice.
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3. Britons contact friends and family via Facebook an average of 3.2 times a week.
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4. Escaped pet parrots can teach wild birds to say phrases learnt from their owners.
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5. The steel used in the construction of the new Westfield shopping mall in Stratford is equivalent to the weight of 80 million medals.
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6. New homes in Denmark are 80% bigger than new homes in the UK.
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7. Cavefish can keep time without the sun.
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8. Green belts in England cover 13% of total land.
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9. Panda poo can reveal a lot about their sex lives.
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10. Australians have a third choice when describing their gender on passport applications.
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