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10 things we didn't know last week

16:05 UK time, Friday, 25 January 2013

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

1. Dung beetles are guided by the Milky Way.
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2. The Food Standards Agency has two classifications for burgers - standard and economy.
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3. China has hippies who drop out of the rat race.
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4. Women started wearing high heels to look more like men.
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5. Only two presidential inaugurations have forced indoors by the cold.
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6. "Russian flu" got its name because of the Cold War rather than because it originated in Russia.
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7. Fares on the London-Shoeburyness line have gone up the least since privatisation.
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8. Fat drivers are more likely to die in crashes.
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9. Dogs evolved from wolves that could digest starchy food.
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10. Women look their oldest every Wednesday at 3.30pm.
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