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10 things we didn't know last week

15:25 UK time, Friday, 24 August 2012

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

1. People hate Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays as much as Mondays.
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2. Alcoholics Anonymous's co-founder believed that LSD could cure alcoholism.
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3. Gibbons on helium use the same techniques as human soprano singers.
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4. Insects sunbathe.
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5. When a player signs for Man City, the club already knows his girlfriend's taste in restaurants.
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6.Cucumber sandwiches regulate body temperature in a heatwave.
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7. Mo Farah has an identical brother - who ran faster than he did in childhood.
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8. Ants can be electronically tagged.
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9. The Home Guard was more like a lad's than a dad's army.
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10. Healthy lungs brush themselves clean.
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