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10 things we didn't know last week

16:50 UK time, Friday, 10 September 2010

Snippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. The salary with optimum happiness is £50,000.
More details (Guardian)

2. Hull lost 85% of its buildings during the Blitz.
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3. Geoff Capes was a champion budgerigar breeder.
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4. Spiders eat birds. .
More details (Telegraph)

5. A hand dryer can increase germs.
More details (Telegraph)

6. Clint Eastwood turned down playing James Bond and Superman.
More details (Daily Mail)

7. The trapped miners in Chile are recycling.
More details (Guardian)

8. People who rise from their chair quickly are more likely to live longer.
More details (Guardian)

9. Diners pay more for desserts when they on a trolley.
More details (Telegraph)

10. Happy people give more to charity.
More details (Guardian)

Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Vic Barton-Walderstadt for this week's picture of 10 horse chestnut pods.

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