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10 things we didn't know last week

17:22 UK time, Friday, 29 January 2010

10birthdaycandles29jan.jpgSnippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. By 57, men tend to wear their trousers just seven inches below their armpit.
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2. Running barefoot may pose less risk for injury than wearing running shoes.
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3. Motor home owners in the UK need a professional licence to drive one of the "homes on wheels". Not those in the US.
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4. Swans divorce.
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5. Texting may help children learn to spell btr.
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6. Some dinosaurs were ginger.
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7. Haggis has been banned in the US since 1989.
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8. Among the first ever vacancies listed at early job centres were piano regulator, picture frame gilder and "girl confectioner's packer".
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9. Mackenzie Crook keeps tortoises and three of them star in his latest play.
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10. Face blindness - difficulty in remembering faces - is called prosopagnosia.
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Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Anita Bekker for this week's picture of 10 birthday candles on her daughter's cake.

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