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10 things we didn't know last week

17:20 UK time, Friday, 11 April 2008

10dresses.jpgSnippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. Ian Fleming never met the woman upon whom he based Miss Moneypenny.
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2. Each year 40,000 people pay homage at the California garage where the founders of Hewlett Packard started out.
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3. White people make up 90% of the UK's population.
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4. Most popular musical instrument in schools? The violin.
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5. Morgan Tsvangirai's surname is pronounced chang-girr-IGH.
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6. Much of the time it takes to fully train as an RAF pilot is taken up with solo flights.
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7. Fabio Capello rings his mother every day.

8. Rice was once considered so important in Japan that it was worshipped as a god.
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9. 4.4m apples are thrown away daily in the UK.

10. Belugas are the only white whales.
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Sources, where story not linked - 7: Times, 8 April. 9: Sun, 8 April.

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