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10 things we didn't know last week

17:05 UK time, Friday, 25 January 2008

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

1. Swedes have a word for a man who visits prostitutes - torsk.
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2. Using a mobile before bedtime can delay you getting to sleep.
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3. A bear helped carry ammunition for Polish troops during World War II.
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4. Moleskin clothes used to be made of moles' skins.
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5. Wealthy people are more likely to drink than those in low-income homes.
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6. Ships emit twice as much CO2 as planes.
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7. "Plain vanilla" is a term for basic financial instruments such as shares.
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8. Only offal-free versions of haggis are available in the United States.
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9. Super-fast broadband fibres are laid in the sewers.
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10. "Fischer chess" is a game in which the pieces are placed on the board in random order.
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Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Susan Ewick for this week's picture of 10 pieces of sushi from a Tokyo supermarket).

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