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10 things we didn't know last week

15:42 UK time, Friday, 8 June 2007

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

1. It's 1999 in Ethiopia.
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2. The Spanish national anthem has no words.
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3. There are 1,200 exhumations every year in the UK, but not all of those are part of criminal cases.
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4. There are 14 different spellings of Mohammed in the top 3,000 baby boy names in the UK, propelling it to number two just behind Jack.
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5. Nearly seven out of 10 (69%) of adults are still in touch with at least one childhood friend.
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6. Seb Coe is partially colour-blind.

7. Twenty-three billion jars and bottles have been recycled in the UK since the first bottle bank opened in 1977.
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8. Unemployment is back up to 1979 levels.
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9. Footage can be checked to see if it is harmful to people with epilepsy by a gadget called the Harding Flash and Pattern Analyser.
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10. Tre Azam, fired this week from The Apprentice, had a near-fatal car crash 10 years ago. He still has steel plates in his back and pins in both legs.
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(Sources, where items not linked: 6. Times, 6 June.)

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