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10 things we didn't know last week

15:27 UK time, Friday, 24 June 2011

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

1. Vincent Van Gogh looked a lot like his brother Theo.
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2. Urban pigeons remember who will feed them and who will chase them away.
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3. Women have gaydar.
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4. There are ants that carry a friend so they can deal with big bits of food.
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5. It's very difficult to urinate in a treated water reservoir in the UK.
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6. Half of Britons are, in fact, Germans.
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7. Sonic the Hedgehog's shoes are based on Michael Jackson's footwear in the Bad video.
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8. British taxpayers own 200,000 paintings - including multi-million pound works by the likes of Titan, Monet and Picasso.
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9. A female tennis player's grunts can reach 95 decibels.
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10. Chocolate milkshake is the ideal post-workout recovery drink.
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Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Big thanks to Jacob Haddad for this week's picture of 10 balloons in Oxford.

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