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10 things we didn't know last week

15:30 UK time, Friday, 4 November 2011

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

1. Robert Hardy has played Winston Churchill on seven occasions.
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2. Polar bears have a surprisingly weak bite, while giant pandas have very strong one.
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3. Texas Hold 'Em is the world's most popular form of poker.
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4. Being born in August can result in low confidence and self-esteem.
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5. A butcher's shop in Dorset, founded during the reign of Henry VIII, is Britain's oldest family business.
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6. Jimmy Savile and Margaret Thatcher celebrated New Year's Eve together for 11 years in a row.
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7. People in England eat more fruit and vegetables than those in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
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8. There were fewer than 300 motor cars on the road in France in August 1900.
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9. Young Chinese girls in Hunan province used Nushu, a language that no men could read, to communicate with one another.
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10. Kensington Palace has obscene graffiti dating back to 1902.
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