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10 things we didn't know last week

18:05 UK time, Friday, 12 November 2010

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

1. You must be 16 to buy Christmas crackers.
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2. George W Bush read about 95 books a year when US president.
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3. Turtles breathe in to float.
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4. Nazis coined the verb coventrierung (literally, to coventrate) to describe total annihilation of a city - Coventry - through aerial bombardment.
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5. One in five people only clean their homes at weekends.
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6. A cat's tongue moves at one metre per second when lapping milk.
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7. The tomb of the unknown soldier was originally the idea of a padre called David Railton.
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8. Aerial massed acrobatics performed by starlings at this time of year are called "murmurations".
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9. Bush crickets have the biggest testicles of any animal, in relation to body weight.
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10. People daydream for nearly half of their waking hours.
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Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Carol Walthew for this week's picture of 10 seagulls perched on a crossbar.

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