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10 things we didn't know last week

15:11 UK time, Friday, 12 October 2007

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.
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2. Pregnant moose seek out human company to avoid the threat of bears.
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3. Woodwork lessons are known as "resistant materials" in schools.
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4. Housework causes asthma.
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5. There were 61 billion web searches made in August.
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6. Hitler received 1,000 letters a month of fan mail.

7. Bees frighten elephants.
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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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