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10 things we didn't know last week

18:06 UK time, Friday, 6 January 2012

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

Bees are being turned into "zombies" by a parasitic fly.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

Scientist Stephen Hawking does not understand women.
More details (Mirror)

Bond star Daniel Craig does not like his knees.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

Brain function can start declining at the age of 45 - much earlier than previously thought.
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Loch Ness tilts back and forth each day.
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The town of Swindon is twinned with Walt Disney World in Florida.
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JRR Tolkien was passed over for the 1961 Nobel literature prize as judges deemed his prose "second-rate".
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A young Hitler may have been saved from drowning by a priest.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

Lord Byron was one of the first diet icons.
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Events can be made to "disappear" through a hole in time.
More details (Christian Science Monitor)

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