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10 things we didn't know last week

16:38 UK time, Friday, 4 May 2012

Cockroach

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

1. Cockroaches get lonely.
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2. Swedes go clubbing in their lunch breaks.
More details (Slate)

3. Occultist Aleister Crowley, widely denounced as "the wickedest man in the world", had his own chess column in the Eastbourne Gazette.
More details (Twitter)

4. Police patrols in the Scilly Isles can be conducted by mobility scooter.
More details (The Guardian)

5. Some 22% of Americans believe the world will end in their lifetime.
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6. Wombats used to be as big as sheep.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

7. Bees don't like babysitting their nephews and nieces.
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8. The world's fastest motorised toilet travels at a speed of 46mph (75km/h).
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9. Osama Bin Laden wanted to rebrand - and rename - al-Qaeda.
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10. England manager Roy Hodgson plays the harmonica.
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