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10 Things

18:00 UK time, Friday, 7 September 2007

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

1. Rock stars are twice as likely to die prematurely as the wider population.
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2. The collective noun for meerkats is a "mob".
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3. In Ethiopia it is almost the start of the year 2000 and the beginning of millennium celebrations.
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4. Bees can detect explosives.
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5. There are 287 franchised World Trade Centers around the world, including one in Hull.

6. Clarissa Dickson Wright became the country's youngest female barrister at 21, a record she still holds.

7. An RAF Tornado costs £40,000 an hour to fly.

8. Depression is a more disabling condition than angina, arthritis, asthma and diabetes.
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9. Sitting straight is bad for backs.
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10. A suspect in Portugal is called an arguido and has certain rights.
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Sources: 5 - Financial Times (7 Sept); 6 - BBC Radio Five Live; 7 - Times (7 Sept)

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