10 things we didn't know last week
Snippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.
1. A bdelloid rotifer is a pond-dwelling organism that has survived 80 million years without sex.
2. Pregnant moose seek out human company to avoid the threat of bears.
3. Woodwork lessons are known as "resistant materials" in schools.
4. Housework causes asthma.
5. There were 61 billion web searches made in August.
6. Hitler received 1,000 letters a month of fan mail.
7. Bees frighten elephants.
8. Dormouse stew is a delicacy in Italy.
9. Chancellor Alistair Darling has a mortgage with Northern Rock.
10. Children in Cuba say "I want to be like Che" every day at school.
Sources: 6 and 8 - Times, 10 October; 9 - Times, 13 Oct; 10 - Economist
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