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10 things we didn't know last week

17:39 UK time, Friday, 28 September 2012

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

1. Mankinis are banned in Newquay, Cornwall.
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2. Korean eunuchs live 19 years longer than uncastrated men from the same social class.
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3. One in every 10 people uses the same Pin number - 1234.
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4. An open window on a plane would not suck everything out as you see in movies - mostly passengers inside would feel short of breath and start to pass out.
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5. The only fully trained and certified member of the Police Department in the US town of Vaughn, New Mexico, is a dog called Nikka.
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6. Just 1% of meteorites are lunar in origin.
More details (The Times)

7. Bexhill, Sussex, has more centenarians per head of population than anywhere else in the UK.
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8. An ancient Buddha statue recovered by the Nazis was carved from a meteorite.
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9.Economics undergraduates have more sexual partners on average than students of any other subject.
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10. Flying backwards is energy-efficient for birds.
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