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10 things we didn't know last week

11:18 UK time, Friday, 30 November 2012

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

1. Blue whales do 360 degree rolls before attacking prey.
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2. CT scanners are used on Egyptian mummies.
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3. Grapefruit can make some drugs dangerous.
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4. Lithuania has the highest suicide rate in the world.
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5. Siamese fighting fish take gulps of air from above water to boost their oxygen uptake during battles.
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6. UK floods don't have a long-term impact on property prices.
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7. Bosses are more likely to hire someone they fancy.
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8. Belgium's lemmings went extinct five times during the Ice Age.
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9. A by-product of digested cholesterol offers an accurate chronological record of early man.
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10. Crocodiles' scaly head patterns are caused by skin cracking.
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