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10 things we didn't know last week

16:07 UK time, Friday, 21 August 2009

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

1. PowerPoint was originally called Presentation.
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2. The average length of a PowerPoint presentation is 250 mins.
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3. Emoticons in the East are the right way up (^_^).
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4. The British Board of Film Classification has denied only three titles seeking an 18 rating during the last four years.
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5. Surnames can have question marks.
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6. You can write using squid ink.
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7. Cricketer Andrew Flintoff played chess for Lancashire as a schoolboy.
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8. The number of people reporting UFO sightings leapt up in the year when Independence Day was released in the UK.
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9. London Ashford Airport and London Southend Airport are not officially recognised as London airports.
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10. Four people died after being stung by a wasp, bee or hornet, in England and Wales in 2007.
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Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Kate Dewsbury for this week's picture of 10 empty milk bottles and thanks also to Nuno Aragao from Portugal for one of the things.

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