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10 things we didn't know last week

15:29 UK time, Friday, 17 October 2008

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

1. Pets don't like divorces.
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2. More than one in four commuters has bacteria from faeces on their hands.
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3. The Queen has a gold Blue Peter badge.
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4. Val Singleton not only had a fling with Peter Purves, but fancied John Noakes.
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5. Prince Charles could have had a cameo in Doctor Who.
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6. Men are most romantic aged 53.
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7. The world's longest insect is 56cm long.
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8. Sugar makes you a nicer person. But artificial sweetener does not have the same effect.
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9. A spurtle is a spatula-like tool traditionally used to stir porridge.
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10. The brains of obese people find eating less rewarding than brains belonging to other people.
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Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Louise Simpson for this week's picture of 10 plant pots in Hoge Veluwe National Park in the Netherlands.

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