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10 things we didn't know last week

17:50 UK time, Friday, 27 August 2010

10road_224.jpgSnippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. The Tube carries more passengers than the whole of the national rail network.
More details (Times - subscription site)

2. The optimum time to book a flight is eight weeks before departure.
More details (Guardian)

3. The Stig was originally going to be called The Gimp.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

4. Milk used to be watered down, then coloured yellow with toxic lead chromate to make it look creamy.
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5. It's possible to watch 28,000 films in a lifetime.
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6. Sumo wrestlers can't use iPhones because their fingers are too fat.
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7. The socks-with-sandals look came from the Romans.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

8. Tornados can burn.
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9. Putting a cat in a bin is not illegal.
More details (Independent)

10. Traffic jams can last nine days.
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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 road markings, and thanks to Ralph in Cumbria for sending us thing number 9.

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