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10 things we didn't know last week

17:37 UK time, Friday, 11 September 2009

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

1. Married couples used to always sleep apart.
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2. Criminal trials in Japan have a 99% conviction rate.
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3. The world's oldest circle of church bells is in Ipswich.
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4. Both parties file for divorce in only one in 300 cases, on average.
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5. Peter Andre's surname is actually Andrea.
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6. The subject with the most GCSE passes this year was chemistry.
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7. Everyone once used the left-hand side of the road.
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8. There are so few redheads in Mexico that they often greet each other in the street.
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9. Silvio Berlusconi is the same height as Nicolas Sarkozy.
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10. "Posh" tea company Twinings is owned by Associated British Foods, which also own budget clothes chain Primark.
(Radio 4's Today, Monday)

Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Janet Worman, of Highworth, Wiltshire, and Ed, London, for things. And to Janet Cremetti of Redditch for this week's picture of 10 Indian runner ducks at a county fair in Warwickshire.

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