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10 things we didn't know last week

17:55 UK time, Thursday, 16 August 2012

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

1. There is only half a road in the City of London.
More details (Londonist)

2. Gorillas can recognise each other after years apart.
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3. A dog can shake roughly 70% of the water from its fur in four seconds.
More details (The Atlantic)

4. Julian Assange has a sun lamp and a treadmill in his room in the Ecuadorean embassy.
More details (The Telegraph)

5. A 1972 Playboy picture of model Lena Soderberg is commonly used to test print quality.
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6. There is an architectural competition for zombie-proof housing.
More details (Economist)

7. Robots can camouflage themselves.
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8. Packing an impressive karate punch has more to do with brain power than muscle power.
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9. The US has the best-monitored climate in the world.
More details (Slate)

10. Psychedelic drugs are making a comeback in the field of psychiatry.
More details (The Spectator)

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