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10 things we didn't know last week

15:58 UK time, Friday, 15 June 2012


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

1. Corn saplings have their own language.
More details (Daily Mail)

2. LinkedIn passwords sell for one dollar or less.
More details (Mashable)

3. Gorillas use baby talk.
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4. It takes six and a quarter hours to read The Great Gatsby aloud.
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5. You need to walk at 4ft per second to successfully negotiate a pelican crossing.
More details (Daily Mail)

6. Irn Bru is the toughest stain to shift.
More details (Metro)

7. A cabbage costs $28 in northern Canada.
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8. A doctor on Captain Scott's polar expeditions concluded that penguins were sexually depraved.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

9. More new magazines were launched than closed in the US last year.
More details (Economist)

10. Roy Hodgson is in the acknowledgments of Sebastian Faulks's novel A Week in December.
More details (The Independent)

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