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10 things we didn't know last week

13:35 UK time, Friday, 2 April 2010

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

1. The heat of a chilli pepper is measured on the Scoville Scale.
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2. The world's oldest hot cross bun is 189 today.
More details (Daily Mail)

3. The world record for sitting in a room with snakes without being bitten is 113 days.
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4. Fish, rodents and snakes can predict earthquakes.
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5. The classic 45-second shower scene in Psycho took a week to film.
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6. Britain's oldest-known new father is 76.
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7. The average person tells four lies a day.
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8. The most visited
exhibition in the world last year was a Buddhist exhibition in Japan.
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9. Ordained priests can work in supermarkets.
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10. Gossip spreads as rapidly as flu.
More details (the Daily Telegraph)

Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to John Gore from Scotland for this week's picture of 10 spiky growths on a cactus.

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