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10 things we didn't know last week

15:42 UK time, Friday, 27 November 2009

legs_226.jpgSnippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. Michael Jackson's iconic white glove is a modified golf glove.
More details (The Scotsman)

2. To be a Beefeater you have to have done 22 years military service.
More details (The Times)

3. Seemingly vegetative patients are asked to think of playing tennis while being scanned for evidence of consciousness.
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4. The UK had its first curry restaurant in 1809.
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5. The hamlet of Seathwaite in Borrowdale is, on average, the wettest inhabited place in England.
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6. All British infrastructure, including bridges, is designed to at least withstand the kind of flooding that would happen on average once every 200 years.
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7. Hammerhead sharks can actually see rather well.
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8. And humans use their skin to "hear".
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9. Google will only remove images from its image search facility if legally ordered to do so.
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10. Christmas trees can be dangerous.
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