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10 things we didn't know last week

16:27 UK time, Friday, 3 August 2012

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

1. Moths wander around after landing until they find a surface matching their colour.
More details (New Scientist)

2. There is a formula for the perfect sandcastle.
More details (Economist)

3. Elephants use bass singing to keep the herd together.
More details (Daily Mail)

4. The US airforce trains more drone pilots than actual pilots.
More details (The Times)

5. A male rhinoceros beetle can lift 850 times its body weight.
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6. There are 83 million fake Facebook accounts.
More details (Daily Mail)

7. Palm trees once grew on Antarctica.
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8. Blackpool is the antidepressant capital of England.
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9. Fish can get skin cancer.
More details (New Scientist)

10. The same man wrote the score for Citizen Kane and Vertigo.
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