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10 things we didn't know last week

15:17 UK time, Friday, 27 July 2012

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

1. A patas monkey would beat Usain Bolt's 100m world record by three seconds.
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2. The Olympic Village has its own mayor.
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3. Vampires were a worry in Bulgaria 700 years ago.
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4. Modern pop is louder and less varied than that of the 1950s and 60s.
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5. Between Laos's first Olympics in 1980 and 2004, all its competitors came last or second-to-last.
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6. Men's brains are designed to shut down after sex.
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7. The larger its horn, the healthier is a male rhinoceros beetle.
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8. A single artificial intelligence programme or "bot" can create 30,000 Wikipedia articles in one year.
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9. Nit combs are much older than previously thought.
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10. The 750,000 feral camels that roam the Australian outback are now the world's largest wild herd.
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