10 things we didn't know last week
Snippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.
1. There's a town in Uruguay called Fray Bentos.
2. The final day - or half-day - of World War I produced about 11,000 casualties.
3. Ian Fleming's wife administered a rap over the knuckles with a spoon to a reviewer who didn't like Dr No.
4. About 90% of pumpkins grown worldwide are not eaten - instead they are carved for Halloween and the innards discarded.
More details (The Guardian)
5. Men like women in red. And not just red clothing - even those in photos with a red frame are rated as more attractive than any other colour.
More details (Yahoo News)
6. The word "euthanasia means easeful death.More details
7. Tomatoes can be purple.
8. There are about 200 earthquakes a year in Britain.
9. The United Arab Emirates, along with the US, has the largest ecological footprint per person.
10. "Charlie's dead" means that someone's slip is showing.
Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Jan Riordan for this week's picture of 10 marble columns in Fontfroide Abbey, France.