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10 things we didn't know last week

17:04 UK time, Friday, 4 December 2009

cannons.226.jpgSnippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. Mobile numbers 07700 900000 to 900999 are reserved for fictional numbers in TV and films.
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2. Smoking first thing in the morning is worse for you than other times of the day regardless of the number of cigarettes smoked, US research shows.
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3. There is one CCTV camera for every eight people in London.
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4. The world's oceans are believed to absorb about half of the total carbon emissions from human activities.
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5. Italian police have a Lamborghini patrol car worth 165,000-euro (£150,000).
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6. Pubs in England pull about 10 million extra pints when the national football team plays in the World Cup
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7. Jane Austen probably died of TB - commonly caught from drinking infected milk - when she passed away aged 41.
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8. Feet movements reveal who you are sexually attracted to.
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9. The feet of the blue-footed booby, a bird which is native to the Galápagos Islands and Ecuador, get brighter in colour the less sex it has.
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10. There are just four minarets on mosques in Switzerland.
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