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10 things we didn't know last week

17:24 UK time, Friday, 5 March 2010

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

1. Romance films do better than any other genre at the Academy Awards.
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2. The extreme fear of childbirth is called tokophobia.
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3. Dead pigs are good for more than bacon - they can help with underwater research.
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4. Rats can detect tuberculosis in the saliva of sick patients.
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5. The answer to "agtaq gufnx mbvrp eselx vurnm xsmqc aqzxa gakro altam yrvtn tpqzy vgnbx nofqw gonov?" is Station X.
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6. The average railway carriage is home to up to 1,000 cockroaches, 200 bed bugs and 200 fleas.
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7. A 16th Century portrait of Queen Elizabeth I once contained a snake.
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8. She's not just a gold medallist - Amy Williams still holds her school's 200m record.
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9. Deep sea fish eat green plants.
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10. City-dwelling single men aged 25 to 35 are the country's biggest food-wasters.
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