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10 things we didn't know last week

17:41 UK time, Friday, 13 June 2008

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

1. Sir Jonathan Miller's main recreational activity, according to Who's Who, is deep sleep.
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2. Not paying attention as a juror is not an offence in Australia.
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3. Gordon Brown's favourite song is Keep Right On To The End Of The Road, written in 1919 by fellow Scot Sir Harry Lauder.
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4. A petaflop is a measurement of computing speed equivalent to one thousand trillion calculations a second.
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5. Rwanda has its own Archers radio soap - an everyday story of cassava-farming folk.

6. Komodo dragons don't kill their prey outright - instead their bacteria-laden saliva causes septicaemia.
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7. Dolphin pods have no leader.
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8. Pigs can suffer from mysophobia, a fear of dirt.
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9. One in 10 people have a piercing other than on the earlobe.
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10. Egyptian law says the age gap between spouses should not exceed 25 years.
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