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10 things we didn't know last week

15:36 UK time, Friday, 30 May 2008

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

1. Kingsley Amis wrote a Bond follow-up.
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2. One of the earliest Mars Bars was pineapple-flavoured. It flopped.
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3. Charles Lindbergh invented the first pump to keep an organ alive outside the body.
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4. San Marino officially has just three British people.
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5. Amazonian tribesmen can show aggression by painting themselves red.
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6. Within the concept of karma, it's the motive for doing something that is important.
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7. Emo, among other things, stands for "emotional hardcore".
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8. Women are banned by law from Mount Athos in Greece, home to 20 monasteries.
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9. The Stonehenge site was a burial ground for 500 years.
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10. The first known science film was a one-minute close-up of cheese mites filmed through a microscope.
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Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Melissa Knott, Christchurch, New Zealand for this week's picture of 10 rubber ducks. "My 2.5-year-old daughter's joy. Together we arrange them alongside her bed each night, and they are the first things she sees when she wakes."

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