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10 things we didn't know last week

16:44 UK time, Friday, 31 October 2008

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

1. There's a town in Uruguay called Fray Bentos.
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2. The final day - or half-day - of World War I produced about 11,000 casualties.
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3. Ian Fleming's wife administered a rap over the knuckles with a spoon to a reviewer who didn't like Dr No.
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4. About 90% of pumpkins grown worldwide are not eaten - instead they are carved for Halloween and the innards discarded.
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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.
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6. The word "euthanasia means easeful death.More details

7. Tomatoes can be purple.
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8. There are about 200 earthquakes a year in Britain.
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9. The United Arab Emirates, along with the US, has the largest ecological footprint per person.
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10. "Charlie's dead" means that someone's slip is showing.
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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.

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