10 things we didn't know last week
Snippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.
1. Fred Perry was also table tennis world champion.
2. Mrs Slocombe's first name was Betty.
More details (the Guardian)
3. The UK is developing a quarter of the world's wave technologies.
More details (New York Times)
4. Press-ups come in many guises, such as the "seal", "frog" and "donkey-kick".
5. The keffiyeh, a chequered scarf worn mostly by Arab men, and made famous by Yasser Arafat, is now mostly made in China.
8. Richard and Judy did not pick the books that featured in their book club.
9. Michael Jackson patented one item - the special shoes he used in the stage version of Smooth Criminal.
10. Saddam Hussein once hired the James Bond director, Terence Young, to make a promotional Iraqi film.
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