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10 things we didn't know last week

17:20 UK time, Friday, 20 June 2008

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

1. The only DVD rejected by the British Board of Film Classification last year was a boxset of Weeds (broadcast in the UK on Sky One), for promoting drug use - despite more than 1,000 pornographic films being passed.
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2. A bespoke garment does not necessarily need to be handmade.
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3. There are 14 towns called Springfield in the US.
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4. The England rugby team always includes a lawyer in the tour party.

5. John Lewis sold a Wii Fit game every five minutes in May.

6. Schools influence the smoking habits of young people.
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7. Eating a big breakfast helps weight loss.
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8. Bill Gates has not one, not two, but three computer screens at his office desk.

9. The British eat potatoes about 10 billion times a year and pasta 1.4 billion times.

10. Infants that use dummies are more likely to get ear infections.
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Sources: 4: Radio 5Live, 5: Guardian, Friday, 8: BBC1, 10 - Guardian, Friday

Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Pat Gailey from Dundee for this week's picture of 10 coffee cups.

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