Snippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.
1. Burglar alarms, traffic wardens and crowded busses are good news for home owners, signalling an area is on the up.
2. "Wet disposal" means a hurried assassination.
3. Despite what the movies suggest, a lit cigarette won't ignite clothes doused in petrol, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms research laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland.
4. The tentacles of the colossal squid caught by New Zealand fisherman would make calamari rings the size of tractor tyres.
5. Incest is not illegal in France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium or Portugal.
6. But advertising wine on French TV is banned.
7. It's illegal to introduce beavers into the wild.
8. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez hosts a daily radio phone-in show.
9. Some modern cars have a "limp home" mode.
10. A rise in crematorium funerals is causing an increase in damaging mercury emissions in the air from melted dental fillings.
Sources: 2 - The Conspiracy Files, BBC Two, 25 Feb; 3 - Guardian, 27 Feb; 5 – Guardian, 27 Feb; 7 – BBC Material 1 Mar; 9 – Daily Telegraph, 1 Mar;
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