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10 things we didn't know last week

16:17 UK time, Friday, 19 October 2012

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

1. Dolphins can stay awake for 15 days at a time.
More details (The Daily Telegraph)

2. Two thirds of British men don't wash their hands after using motorway toilets.
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3. The world's most expensive cocktail using ingredients totalling around £5,500 ($8,830).
More details (Daily Mail)

4. Three-quarters of rats in Bristol, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire have mutated to become resistant to poison.
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5. Petrol can be produced from fresh air.
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6. There are 1,368 different wine grapes used commercially around the world.
More details (Financial Times)

7. Michael Fish has about a hundred fish themed ties.
More details (Daily Telegraph

8. Flying ant day is a myth.
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9. Prehistoric fish, not sharks as previously thought, are believed to be the first vertebrates to develop teeth and jaws.
More details (New Scientist)

10. Sound barrier-breaking skydiver Felix Baumgartner drew a picture at the age of five which predicted his future career.
More details (The Guardian)

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