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10 things we didn't know last week

16:11 UK time, Friday, 30 September 2011

10 snapdragon seed pods

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

1. Facebook remembers all the devices you've ever used to log in, and who else has used that same device.
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2. Basle - the Swiss city - is pronounced baal in English - but the football club of the same name is BAA-zuhl.
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3. Six times each day, metal thieves make off with copper cables from Britain's rail network.
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4. Koalas bellow.
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5. Victorian housewives made jam from carrots as a stand-in for apricots.
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6. Fifties movie-makers got around the nudity ban by filming in naturist parks for "educational" purposes.
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7. Cave drawing researchers can now tell the age and sex of prehistoric artists.
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8. Julia Roberts once propositioned Happy Monday dancer Bez - according to Sean Ryder's recollections of a night in the Viper Room nightclub.
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9. Letters addressed to Kabul have the name and directions - there are few street names and numbers, and no postcodes.
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10. Long-necked plant-eating dinosaurs swallowed their food whole.
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Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Bob Boyd for this week's photo of 10 snapdragon seed pods. "Not a collection of shrunken heads!" he says.

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