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10 things we didn't know last week

13:54 UK time, Friday, 26 October 2012

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

1. Honey bees can stun with their bite.
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2. Since colour TV, only one candidate (Bob Dole) has worn a green tie in a US presidential debate.
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3. Elizabeth Taylor's annual earnings from beyond the grave outstrip those of Michael Jackson.
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4. Dogs copy their owners' yawns from the age of seven months.
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5. Some 10% of UK lottery millionaires buy a caravan.
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6. Formula 1 organisers in India have to "dog-proof" their tracks.
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7. The actor who plays Q in the new James Bond film doesn't own a computer.
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8. Dinosaurs may have evolved wings for courtship displays.
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9. Blood rain is rarely red.
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10. British MP Jamie Reed was a contestant on the children's fantasy role-playing gameshow Knightmare where he "perished by spider".
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