10 things we didn't know last week
Snippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.
1. E-mail addresses beginning with with "A", "M" or "S" get more spam than those starting with "Q" or "Z".
2. Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie lived off the proceeds of cocaine while in exile in South America.
3. Ping-pong was originally called ping-pong, not whiff-whaff, as London's mayor, Boris Johnson, publicly claimed at the Beijing Olympics.
More details (the Times)
4. Urban gulls produce three times as many eggs as their coastal counterparts.
5. One of the scientists involved in developing the £5bn Large Hadron Collider at Cern in Switzerland, was the keyboardist with the chart-topping group D-Ream.
More details (the Independent)
6. Water is naturally present in aviation fuel.
7. Former World's Strongest Man, Geoff Capes, is an avid budgerigar keeper - owning more than 300 of the birds.
More details (Daily Mail)
8. The man who designed the iconic Rolling Stones lips logo, was paid just £50 for the job... although he received a £200 bonus.
9. Indie music fans are not, in general, gentle sorts but heavy metal fans are.
10. You can dive from 35ft into 12in of water - and only suffer bruising (with a lot of training).
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