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10 things we didn't know last week

15:27 UK time, Friday, 11 March 2011

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

1. Chickens feel empathy.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

2. Elephants are good at teamwork.
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3. The lifespan of the average British person increases by five hours a day.
More details (Guardian)

4. About 40% of skyscrapers due to be completed in the next six years will be in China.
More details (The Economist)

5. Half of all Pakistani children cannot read a sentence.
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6. Tigers kill lions.
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7. Leeds has more councillors over the age of 80 than under the age of 35.
More details (Institute for Government)

8. Car use is falling.
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9. When potatoes were first introduced to Britain, they were used to make desserts.
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10. A soldier's starting salary is nearly £8,000 less than a police officer's.
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