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10 things we didn't know last week

16:05 UK time, Friday, 14 November 2008

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

1. Avatars have sex.
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2. Cocaine addiction has a gene.
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3. Love handles shorten your life.
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4. Barack and Michelle Obama have code names Renegade and Renaissance.
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5. Germany, not China or the US, is the world's biggest exporter.
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6. The QE2 does 49 feet to the gallon.
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7. Monty Python's dead parrot sketch dates back to Ancient Greece.
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8. Gary Glitter's I'm the Leader of the Gang was on the syllabus for GCSE music.
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9. The song Two Little Boys was probably about the American Civil War.
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10. Alastair Campbell plays the bagpipes.
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Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Jo Lewis for this week's picture of 10 London Eye pods.

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