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10 things we didn't know last week

17:05 UK time, Friday, 18 December 2009

lanterns_morocco_226.jpgSnippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. The Queen travels to Sandringham by scheduled train each Christmas.
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2. The Moon has the coldest place in the Solar System measured by a spacecraft
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3. About 3.8 million cheques were written in the UK every day last year.
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4. Australian stingless bees immobilise intruding beetles by mummifying them in resin, wax and mud.
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5. The Royal Mail's missed parcel cards are also known as "739" cards.
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6. 748 million burgers are sold in the UK annually.
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7. Women's touch is more sensitive than men's.
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8. The Na'vi language spoken in James Cameron's new film Avatar took four years to write and develop.
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9. Female spiders eat their mates despite them being nutritionally poor.
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10. Milton Keynes central railway station appeared as a UN building in Superman IV.
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Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Hayley Salvo for this picture of 10 lanterns taken in Morocco.

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