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10 things we didn't know last week

17:54 UK time, Friday, 27 April 2012

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

1. Rupert Murdoch's first name is Keith.
More details (Leveson Inquiry)

2. Bob Marley banned smoking at home.
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3. Ten per cent of sharks are luminous.
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4. Students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology throw a piano off the roof every year.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

5. Milton Keynes is the most popular place in the country for first-time buyers.
More details (Daily Mail)

6. Pigeons have 'satnav brain cells'.
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7. Robert Redford didn't want to include hit song Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head in the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
More details (Metro)

8. German football's Bundesliga is the second best attended sports league in the world, behind American Football's NFL.
More details (The Times)

9. Older women invest more in their daughters' lives than their partners'.
More details (The Economist)

10. Sir Tom Jones has an iconic red phone box cemented into the ground by his swimmming pool in his LA home.
More details (The Times)

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