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10 things we didn't know last week

17:15 UK time, Friday, 12 December 2008

10butterflies_203.jpgSnippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. Emily, of Bagpuss fame, was paid with a bag of sweets.
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2. Reindeers are genetically programmed to stop growing in cold weather when food is scare, cutting their calorific needs by 70%.
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3. Kissing can damage hearing.
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4. Butch Cassidy was a Geordie.
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5. Councils are banning number 13 houses on new developments.
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6. Potatoes can weigh 24lbs (11kgs).
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7. The more brothers a man has, the more likely he is to have sons himself.
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8. Dogs get jealous.
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9. Secondary school pupils in England are the best in Europe at science.
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10. The Moon's distance from the Earth can vary by about 30,000km.
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Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Libby Brodhurst from Somerset for this week's picture of 10 butterflies in Bangalore.

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