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10 things we didn't know last week

12:17 UK time, Friday, 16 December 2011

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

1. Fish walk.
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2. Ground walnuts are now used by set designers for theatrical dust.
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3. Men are at their most competitive between the ages of 45 and 54.
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4. Hairy limbs keep bed bugs at bay.
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5. Alcohol tastes sweeter when loud music is playing.
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6. The UK often tops world rankings in terms of the number of tornadoes per square kilometre.
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7. A cat can have 26 toes.
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8. The name "God Particle" began as a reference to "that goddamn particle".
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9. Ibuprofen was developed in house in Nottingham.
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10. You can have a faecal transplant.
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