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10 things we didn't know last week

16:48 UK time, Friday, 5 April 2013

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

1. The most "urban" job in America - that is, with the highest concentration in metro areas - is flight attendants.
More details (The Atlantic)

2. Holly Golightly, heroine of Breakfast at Tiffany's, was originally going to be called Connie Gustafson.
More details (The Independent)

3. Female octopuses stretch further to reach for food, researchers in Italy say.
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4. Jeremy Clarkson's exploits on Top Gear are avidly followed by many people in Iran.
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5. Exhaled breath can act as a "fingerprint" for individuals.
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6. More than 100 billion Earth-like planets that could be home to life may exist in our galaxy.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

7. Ordinary television signals can be used to track aircraft.
More details (The Economist)

8. People who complete secondary school are, on average, 1cm taller in old age than those who don't.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

9. All the gold in the world could fit into a cube with sides of just 20m (67ft).
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10. It costs £50 a week to feed a 23kg rabbit - the world's largest.
More details (Daily Express)

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