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10 things we didn't know last week

16:37 UK time, Friday, 7 October 2011

Wasps on apple

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

1. TV satellite dishes in the UK mainly point southeast - and so can be used to orientate the lost.
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2. Hummus comes in pizza, peanut butter and chocolate mousse flavours in the US.
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3. A typical restaurant throws away 21 tonnes of food every year - partly because Brits are loath to ask for doggy bags.
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4. Preston bus station joins the Nazca Lines in Peru and a Greek cemetery on this year's list of at-risk cultural heritage sites.
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5. Steve Jobs studied calligraphy.
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6. Doritos take their name from the Spanish for "little golden".
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7. Cream tea in Devon is scone topped with clotted cream then jam. In Cornwall, the order of jam and cream are reversed.
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8. Dancing With The Stars contestants in Argentina can get naked.
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9. The optimum cooking time for a soft boiled egg suitable for dunking toast soldiers is a full six minutes.
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10. The first e-book, back in the 1970s, was the US Declaration of Independence.
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Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Steve Swift for this week's picture of 10 wasps on an apple.

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