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10 things we didn't know last week

14:29 UK time, Thursday, 24 November 2011

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

1. Hugh Grant's middle name is Mungo.
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2. Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls cries when he watches the Antiques Roadshow.
More details (Daily Mirror)

3. Facebook users average 3.74 degrees of separation.
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4. In the fifth and sixth decades of life, you are less likely to die over the coming year than at any other time in your life.
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5. The average shower lasts eight minutes and uses almost as much water and energy as the average bath. More details

6. The newly discovered Bulbophyllum nocturnum is the only orchid among 25,000 species that flowers at night. More details (Guardian)

7. Human spit is threatening Calcutta's landmark Howrah Bridge. More details

8. The average Briton says thank you up to 5,000 times a year.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

9. Desmond Llewelyn played Q - James Bond's gadget whizz - for 36 years. More details (The Sun)

10. The Christmas tree at St Pancras railway station in London is made from 600,000 Lego bricks. More details

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