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10 things we didn't know last week

17:17 UK time, Friday, 11 May 2012

Woolly mammoth

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

1. Fifty percent ofUS roads are unpaved.
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2. Crows recognise familiar human voices.
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3. Reindeer like lichen.
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4. Vidal Sassoon was an anti-fascist street fighter.
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5. Some mammoths were tiny.
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6. David Cameron thought LOL was shorthand for "lots of love".
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7. Flatulent dinosaurs caused global warming.
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8. Oliver Cromwell was keen on grooming products.
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9. The new French president doesn't own a car.
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10. There are 115,000 postboxes in Britain.
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