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10 things we didn't know last week

16:00 UK time, Friday, 1 June 2012


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

1. The average person receives 9,672 minor injuries in a lifetime.
More details (The Atlantic)

2. Almost half of meerkats are inbred.
More details (Press Association)

3. Robert Mugabe is a Chelsea and Barcelona fan.
More details (The Sun)

4. Dormice climb trees using their whiskers.
More details

5. A man called Sidney Barthwell was a classmate of both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
More details (The Daily)

6. British censors banned under-18s from viewing the film Alien because it presented "a perverse view of the reproductive function".
More details (Daily Telegraph)

7. The Queen used to practise wearing her crown while bathing Prince Charles.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

8. The Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies will crash into each other in four billion years.
More details

9. One in three South Koreans follow Manchester United.
More details (The Times)

10. The US has more aircraft carriers than the rest of the world put together.
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