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10 things we didn't know last week

17:44 UK time, Friday, 7 January 2011

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

1. Bald people grow the wrong type of hair, that is so fine we can't see it.
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2. Cockpits have coffee cup holders.
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3. Unauthorised use of a red cross breaks the Geneva Convention.
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4. Women's tears reduce sexual desire in men.
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5. Door number 243 is the unluckiest address in the UK.
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6. Three people claim to have started the story about Bob Holness playing the sax on Baker Street.
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7. Ants retire from chewing leaves.
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8. It used to be someone's job to knock on people's windows with a pole to wake them up.
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9. And ancient Greeks used water devices for the same purpose.
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10. Male and female butterflies take it in turns to make sexual advances.
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Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Chris Spain for this week's picture of 10 ducks on a frozen pond.

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