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10 things we didn't know last week

17:18 UK time, Friday, 6 May 2011

A litter of 10 puppies

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

1. New York taxis used to be red and green, but in 1907 were all repainted yellow to be visible from a distance.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

2. Philtrum is the name of the groove on your top lip that lies just beneath your nose.
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3. The perfect nap lasts 26 minutes.
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4. Kate Bush writes songs more easily with a bag of bone meal - yes, the garden fertiliser - on her piano.
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5. Marlon Brando, Liz Taylor and Michael Jackson shared a hire car on 9/11.
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6. A "Spanish plume" is a weather system that sucks warm - and perhaps thundery - air up from Spain and North Africa.
More details (Daily Mail)

7. European brands that succeed in the US tend to be at the luxury end of the market - as Tesco is finding to its cost.
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8. Delilah became the anthem of Stoke City FC fans after police officers asked them not to sing any songs with swear words. Next up on the pub jukebox was the Tom Jones hit...
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9. Left-handed people are more fearful than right-handers.
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10. Kate Middleton - the Duchess of Cambridge - has never been to the United States.
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