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10 things we didn't know last week

17:35 UK time, Friday, 2 March 2012

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

1. Leap years don't just happen every four years.
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2. Horses can be borrowed from the Metropolitan Police.
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3. Swimmers can injure themselves hoovering.
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4. Flatworms might be able to live forever.
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5. Men are at their happiest when they reach 65.
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6. Under-wired bras can be dangerous for policewomen.
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7. The Monkees' Davy Jones inspired Star Trek character Chekov.
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8. Apes advertise their homosexuality.
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9. There are more Starbucks in London than New York.
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10. Wales has the oldest population of the UK nations.
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