10 things we didn't know this time last week
Snippets harvested from the week's news, chopped, diced and sliced for easy consumption.
1. The age of consent in Northern Ireland is 17, as opposed to 16 in the rest of the UK. More details
2. A digital radio uses between 12 and 20 times the energy that an analogue radio does.
3. The phrase "dead reckoning" means navigating traditionally, by charts and compass.
4. George Bush is the first president since Jimmy Carter not to subscribe to the Guardian Weekly.
5. Male African golden web orb spiders have two penises, both of which drop off during sex.
6. There are 6.5m sets of fingerprints on file in the UK. More details
7. About 60% of drivers stopped by police do not give their true identity. More details
8. Heroin addicts commit on average 432 offences a year, according to Chief Constable Howard Roberts. More details
9. Michael Jackson watches I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here.
10. Iceland's population is about the same as that of Doncaster. More details
(Sources, where stories not linked - 1: Observer, 12 Nov; 2: Feedback, BBC Radio 4, 19 Nov; 3: Guardian, 18 Nov; 4: Guardian, 18 Nov. 5: The Times, 21 Nov. 9: PA, 24 Nov.
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