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10 things we didn't know last week

16:18 UK time, Friday, 29 June 2012


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

1. Deep sea worms produce acid to eat whale skeletons.
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2. The tastiest tomatoes are not uniformly red.
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3. Paved gardens are most popular in the North-East of England.
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4. The leadership of Macaque monkeys is determined by which animal has the most friends.
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5. The average cost overrun of recent Olympic Games is 179%.
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6. There is a Koran-reciting competition in Iran.
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7. Batteries can be sprayed on like paint.
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8. The average age of the Stone Roses is 48.75.
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9. Kit Kats used to be called Chocolate Crisp.
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10. The average waist to hip ratio for UK women is 0.83.
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