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10 things we didn't know last week

15:43 UK time, Friday, 2 September 2011

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

1. Harrogate is the only postcode in Britain without a Tesco store.
More details (Independent)

2. Coral could be the key to stopping sunburn.
More details (Sky)

3. We nearly always pick items from the middle shelf in supermarkets.
More details (Daily Mail)

4. A German city has started taxing prostitutes by installing a ticket machine.
More details (New York Times)

5. An officially hot day in the UK - as classified by the Met Office - is when temperatures reach 30C.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

6. Domino's pizza chain is planning to open a restaurant on the moon.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

7. In 1941 the government in the UK wanted to know how many bras women owned.
More details

8. The first fluorescent clothing was made from the inventor's wife's wedding dress.
More details

9. The world's atmosphere is worth £4.3 quadrillion, going by the air we breathe in and the price of CO2
More details (Metro)

10. Britain has 800 major self-storage units, the same as the rest of Europe put together.
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