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10 things we didn't know last week

16:35 UK time, Friday, 10 February 2012

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

1. The last chocolate in the box really does taste better.
More details (Daily Mail)

2. Diogenes extended his middle finger as a gesture of contempt in 4th Century BC Athens.
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3. A severed head was a Valentine's gift in 19th Century Taiwan.
More details (Independent)

4. Hitler was embarrassed about a photograph showing him wearing lederhosen.
More details (The Times)

5. Cabbages can talk to each other.
More details (Daily Mail)

6. Lizards can survive a spin in the washing machine.
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7. A source in an FBI report described Steve Jobs as a "deceptive individual who is not completely forthright and honest".
More details (Daily Telegraph)

8. David Beckham has only three close friends.
More details (Daily Mail)

9. Seagrass is the oldest living thing on earth.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

10. Having an easy-to-say name makes you more likely to get promoted.
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