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10 things we didn't know last week

17:11 UK time, Friday, 18 July 2008

10shells_203.jpgSnippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. Misuse of the Red Cross emblem is a breach of the Geneva Convention.
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2. Boys cost £7,000 more to rear than girls during school years.
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3. A baobab fruit has six times as much vitamin C, per gram, as an orange.
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4. White Americans are 14% more likely than other ethnic groups to survive cancer.
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5. The switch from coal gas to non-toxic North Sea gas has contributed to a fall in the number of suicides.
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6. There are estimated to be more than 2,000 Esperanto speakers in the UK.
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7. Chocolate poisons dogs.
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8. Twelve countries, including the US, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Libya and Russia, ban travel and immigration for HIV-positive people.
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9. Young teenagers are drinking less and consuming fewer drugs.
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10. House prices are up.
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