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10 things we didn't know last week

16:51 UK time, Friday, 22 March 2013

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

1. American literature has become more emotional and British books less so.
More details (Public Library of Science ONE)

2. Jaffa cakes are MPs' favourite tea-time snack.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

3. Russian bears get addicted to aviation fuel.
More details (Daily Mirror)

4. South Korean media often refer to national politicians using only their initials.
More details (Yonhap News Agency)

5. Despite huge variations in appearance, there is only one species of giant squid.
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6. Noam Chomsky's tipple is gin and tonic.
More details (Financial Times)

7. Relative to population size, Malta receives the most asylum applications.
More details (Economist)

8. Twitter's logo used to be a garish green.
More details (Twitter)

9. Locust is the only insect considered kosher.
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10. Sydney Harbour ferry "the Anne Sergeant" is named after a netball coach.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

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