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10 things we didn't know last week

18:17 UK time, Friday, 9 April 2010

10_cans_226.jpgSnippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. Marriage over the telephone is valid under Islamic law.
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2. Salmonella can build up on bird feeders and then spread among birds.
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3. Bebo stands for blog early, blog often.
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4. Capuchin monkeys were named because of their resemblance to the Catholic friars.
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5. MPs' parliamentary gym memberships are cancelled during the election campaign.
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6. Wombats produce cube-shaped dung.
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7. The home computer was invented by a man called Dr Henry Edward Roberts.
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8. Cillit Bang is called Cillit Bam in New Zealand.
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9. Bodies repatriated to a home country from the UK must be encased in zinc-lined coffins.
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10. Insect museums are
called insectariums.
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