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10 things we didn't know last week

16:33 UK time, Friday, 19 September 2008

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

1. Kenyan women eat stones.
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2. Whaling began in the US.
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3. A 1,999ft peak is a hill but a 2,000ft one is a mountain.
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4. Loaves of bread are sold for 5p.
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5. Plants can combat stress.
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6. Cancer can be diagnosed by palm reading.
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7. Sagging jeans are a fashion that began in US prisons, where belts were removed to prevent inmates hanging themselves.
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8. Noel Edmonds believes the souls of his dead parents follow him as orbs.
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9. Texting impairs drivers more than alcohol.
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10. The UK has more than 20 types of toxic fungi that can kill humans.
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Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Shirley Dowding from Cheshire for this week's picture of 10 cannons at St Michael's Mount, Cornwall.

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