10 things we didn't know last week
Snippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.
1. Russian and American pilots exchange smiles when encroaching on each others' territories.
2. Mahjong can trigger epileptic seizures.
3. Dr Debby Reynolds, chief vet, is a vegetarian.
4. President George W Bush has fitness levels in the top 3% of the US population.
5. There are dogs with two noses.
6. There have been at least two children given the name "Superman" in the UK since 1984.
7. The world's tallest man is 8ft 5in Ukrainian Leonid Stadnyk.
8. The clock faces on Big Ben/the Palace of Westminster clock tower are cleaned every five years by abseilers.
9. Bill Murray's sister Nancy is a nun who acts.
10. When bits of glaciers break off, it is know as "calving".
Sources: 1. The Guardian (Tuesday); 4. Times (Friday); 9. Independent (Friday); 10. Times (Friday)
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