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10 things we didn't know last week

16:15 UK time, Friday, 27 January 2012

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

1. The English eat more haggis than the Scots.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

2. The Dead Sea is only two-thirds the size it was in the 1930s.
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3. Mice sing.
More details (Press Association)

4. Of 163,000 space rocks owned by Nasa, 517 are missing.
More details (New York Times)

5. The world's most competitive espresso market is the UK.
More details (The Independent)

6. Dinosaurs were good mothers.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

7. Welsh doctors once used the skin of puppies as a dermatological treatment.
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8. King Charles II served his banquet guests 145 dishes during a single first course.
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9. A Lego man is capable of space flight.
More details (CTV)

10. Elephants can wear contact lenses.
More details (Daily Mirror)

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