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10 things we didn't know last week

17:41 UK time, Friday, 16 February 2007

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

1. Georgic is a punishment dished out to Eton pupils which involves the copying out of hundreds of lines of Latin.
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2. Only 10% of the three million men in the UK who suffer from impotence are being treated, says Boots.
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3. The left ear is more responsive to words of emotion whispered into it than the right.

4. One in three households in the UK is dependent on the state for at least half its income, says thinktank Civitas.

5. A siesta can drastically reduce the risk of death from heart disease.
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6. Tony Blair does not keep a personal diary.
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7. Antony and Cleopatra were ugly.
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8. Women in the UK travelled on average 6,300 miles in 2005, 1,900 miles less than men.

9. Two-thirds of Frosties are eaten by men aged 18+.

10. 10% of university work from across the UK is plagiarised.
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Sources where stories not linked: 3: The Independent on Sunday, 11 February; 4: Daily Telegraph, 12 February; 8: the Times, Monday 12, February; 9: Guardian, 15 February;

Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Anna Kulinskaya for this week's picture of 10 scooters, in Luassane, Switzerland.

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