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10 things

16:43 UK time, Friday, 13 April 2007

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

1. Anti-Americanism began in Paris in the 18th Century.
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2. Only 3% of adults get the recommended eight hours of sleep a night.
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3. Janet Street Porter and Polly Toynbee share the exact same birthday - 27 Dec 1946.

4. Female civil servants in India are questioned about their menstrual cycle as part of their appraisal.
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5. Complaints about noise pollution from households increased nearly five-fold between 1984/5 and 2004/5.
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6. Obesity has a clear genetic link.
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7. The closest living relative to Tyrannosaurus rex is the chicken.

8. Skinheads in London preferred Levis jeans in the late 1970s, while in the Midlands they liked slightly wider, Wrangler ones.
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9. Kurt Vonnegut used to run a nappy-cleaning service.

10. There is no legal obligation for the MoD to compensate people disrupted by low-flying aircraft, due to a Royal Prerogative.
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Sources: 2 - Observer, 8 April. 3 - Guardian, 6 April. 7- Guardian, 13 April. 9 - Times, 13 April.

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