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10 things we didn't know last week

16:29 UK time, Friday, 6 July 2012

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

1. Ernest Hemingway wrote 47 endings to A Farewell to Arms.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

2. The US is the second-most visited country in the world (after France).
More details (The Economist)

3. Fat arctic chickens are just as fit as svelte ones.
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4. The US government is sceptical about the existence of mermaids.
More details (Slate)

5. Higgs boson scientists at Cern used Comic Sans on presentation slides.
More details (The Guardian)

6. A fish has been discovered in Vietnam that has its genitals on its head.
More details (New Scientist)

7. Hitler personally intervened to protect a Jewish man who had been his WWI commanding officer.
More details (Reuters)

8. In the 1970s, the once-rare word "infeasible" became far more popular than "unfeasible".
More details (The Economist)

9. A woman's eyebrows can give a clue as to where she is from.
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10. Space slows the signs of ageing in worms.
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