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10 things we didn't know last week

15:37 UK time, Friday, 21 October 2011

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

1. Footballs were called "fut ballis" in 1497.
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2. Flying racehorses long distances to competitions in other countries can actually make them faster.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

3. William and Kate use Boris bikes.
More details (Daily Mail)

4. There is a decrease in natural births on Halloween and an increase on Valentines Day.
More details (Mother and Baby)

5. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Wales's longest
place name, fits onto a single Monopoly square. More details

6. The average wait before getting in contact with someone after a first date is now 1.52 days.
More details (Daily Mail)

7. The most relaxing song ever - called Weightless - is 11% more soporific than any other song.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

8. The world's largest family has 181 members - one husband, 39 wives, 94 children, 14 daughters-in-law and 33 grandchildren.
More details (Mirror)

9. Former scouts volunteer more than people who weren't in the scouts.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

10. Alice Cooper runs a Bible class.
More details (Daily Mail)

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