10 things we didn't know last week
- 31 May 2013
1. The French had no official word for French kissing… until now. It's "galocher".
2. XXXXXL size is being introduced for men at department store Debenhams, a three-X leap from its former largest size XXL.
3. There's a secret rotating button underneath pedestrian push button boxes so blind people know when to cross.
4. At least one in 13 of us have feet that are specially adapted for climbing trees.
5. A new atomic clock, which is the most accurate ever, uses ytterbium atoms and lasers to precisely define a second.
6. Time doesn't fly when you're having fun (we just remember a lot more detail than normal after enjoying something so think it went quickly).
7. Shrimp, tuna and salmon account for more than half of the fish consumed in the United States.
8. 6X8 is the multiplication children get wrong most while 9x12 takes longest.
9. Nottingham is Britain's poorest city.
10. More than a third of legislators in Brazil switched political parties between 1991 and 1994.
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