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10 things we didn't know last week

16:47 UK time, Friday, 7 March 2008

10-potatoes_203.jpgSnippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. Princess Eugenie's first name is pronounced YOO-jenny rather than yoo-JAY-nee
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2. British intelligence chiefs tried to guess Hitler's plans by studying his horoscope.
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3. The average midweek bedtime is between 10pm and 11pm.
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4. Two million e-mails are sent every minute in the UK.
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5. Jackie magazine was named after author Jacqueline Wilson, who was a teenage journalist there when it launched.

6. The whitest place in England and Wales is Easington in County Durham.
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7. Prison pay is on average £9.60 a week.
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8. Zombies can't run because their ankles would snap.
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9. Latvia has the highest cigarette tax in Europe, at 80% of the price. The UK level is 77%.
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10. Households on average spend more on pets than they do on UK holidays.
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Sources: 5 - Daily Telegraph, 7 March

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