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10 things we didn't know last week

16:55 UK time, Friday, 20 August 2010

10bollards_203.jpgSnippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. Roadside trees slow down cars.
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2. School uniforms cost less than £5.
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3. Only 10% of words in a text message are not written in full, on average.
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4. You can get six A grades at A-level and still not be offered a university place.
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5. One in three adults takes a soft toy to bed, according to new research.
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6. Dogs can walk upright.
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7. Man was not responsible for the extinction of the woolly mammoth.
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8. The average person spends around 15 hours 45 minutes every day awake.
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9. Children with squints are less likely to be invited to birthday parties.
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10. Urine could be a source of renewable energy.
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Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Vic Barton-Walderstadt for this week's picture of 10 bollards in Stevenage.

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