BBC BLOGS - Magazine Monitor
« Previous | Main | Next »

10 things we didn't know last week

17:53 UK time, Friday, 23 February 2007

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

1. Two cups of spearmint tea a day is thought to control excessive hair growth for women.
More details

2. Less than 5% of cohabiting couples stay together for longer than 10 years.

3. A baby can survive being born after a gestation period of 22 weeks.
More details

4. Dog bites have doubled in 10 years, judging by admissions to hospital.
More details

5. Chimpanzees make their own spears for hunting.
More details

6. Cross-country skiing is a useful skill to have when exploring the moon.
More details

7. Poor maths is costing UK shoppers £800m a year because they don’t notice when they are short-changed.

8. Peter Hain’s house in Neath has a dancefloor.

9. Trabants were made from plasticised cotton waste, called Duroplast.
More details

10. Tony Blair still plays his guitar most days.
More details

Sources: 2: the Times, 22 February; 7: Scotsman, 21 February; 8: Aga magazine;

Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Alan Chesterman for this week's picture of 10 china dolls.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.