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10 things we didn't know last week

16:04 UK time, Friday, 23 January 2009

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

1.In camel racing the jockeys are electronic robots.
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2. Ken Clarke doesn't own a mobile phone.
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3. Ancient Persians were the first to use chemical warfare against their enemies.
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4. Tony Hart designed the original Blue Peter badge.
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5. The bubonic plague still exists.
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6. Barack Obama's chief speechwriter is 27 years old.
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7. Demand for online pornographic movies peaks at 1116 GMT on Sundays.
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8. Film-maker Ridley Scott directed the advert for Apple's first Mac computer in 1984.
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9. English businesses do not have to accept Scottish banknotes.
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10. Indonesia is the world's largest exporter of edible frogs.
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