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10 things we didn't know last week

18:10 UK time, Friday, 25 July 2008

10_ducks_203.jpgSnippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. Having fat friends increases your risk of obesity.
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2. The temperature of outer space is -270C (-454F).
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3. There are about 50 species of ants in the UK.
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4. Drumming is as energetic as playing professional football.
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5. The average Brit's savings would last 52 days if they found themselves out of work.
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6. Scrabble is huge in Senegal.
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7. The actress who played Brian's girlfriend in Life of Brian is now the mayor of Aberystwyth (and could end a local ban on showing her own film).
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8. Faking one's death is known as pseudocide.
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9. Mothers can change the "flavour" of their breast milk by what they eat.
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10. The next named number up from a trillion is a quadrillion.
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Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Colin Regan for this week's picture of 10 ducks being fed in Westport, Co Mayo, Ireland.

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