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10 things we didn't know last week

09:35 UK time, Friday, 9 December 2011

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

1. The Crown owns almost half of the UK's shoreline.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

2. Four out of the past nine governors of the US state of Illinois have gone to prison.
More details (Washington Post)

3. You are given a lottery ticket if you clean up dog poo in New Taipei City in Taiwan.More details

4. There is a bamboo plantation on the outskirts of Amsterdam.
More details (Daily Mail)

5. Polar bears are cannibals.
More details

6. Singer Adele doesn't like North American beer.
More details (Mirror)

7. Brussels sprouts are up to 20% bigger this year.
More details (Daily Mail)

8. The girl on the classic road sign "children going to or from school" is based on a school photo of its designer Margaret Calvert.
More details

9. Swedish fashion chain H&M has been using doctored photos of shop dummies - superimposed with real-life models' heads - as bikini bodies on its website.
More details (The Independent)

10. The world's oldest dog, who died this week, lived to the equivalent of about 125 years for a human.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

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