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10 things we didn't know last week

17:10 UK time, Friday, 21 September 2012

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

1. The average Mexican eats 430 eggs each year, the highest per capita amount of any nation.
More details (NPR)

2. Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has had two pet badgers.
More details (Farmers Weekly)

3. East London schoolgirls in the 1940s did the Mobot and Usain Bolt's lightning bolt poses.
More details (Mirror)

4. The oldest dental filling has been found in a Stone Age tooth.
More details (New Scientist)

5. There are more references to the "right to vote" than "the right to keep or bear arms" in the US Constitution.
More details (The Atlantic)

6. Decorative webs help spiders attract their food.
More details

7. Michael Jackson recorded an anti-abortion song.
More details (Slate)

8. Ed Sheeran is the most pirated artist in the UK.
More details (The Sun)

9. Cod get more fertile as they get older.
More details (The Sunday Times)

10. China's fertility would have declined at a similar rate without the one-child policy and would continue to decline even if the policy was discarded.
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