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10 things we didn't know last week

17:31 UK time, Friday, 17 August 2007

10piglets203.jpgSnippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. Uncollected council tax totals £760m.
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2. Some otters don't like swimming.

3. The Rubik’s Cube can be done in 26 moves.
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4. Crows can use tools.
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5. CDs were nearly called mini-racks.
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6. CDs have 74 minutes' audio capacity, originally to accommodate Beethoven's 9th Symphony – before that they were just an hour.
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7. Attractive people are, on average, less selfish than moderately attractive people.

8. The name Hells Angels was coined by a squadron of World War I fighter pilots.

9. Seven double espressos can land you in hospital, with caffeine intoxication.
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10. Left-handed people are called sinistral.
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Sources: 2: The Times (Thursday); 7: Independent on Sunday (Sunday); 8: The Guardian (Tuesday);
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