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10 things we didn't know last week

16:57 UK time, Friday, 25 March 2011

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

1. More than 70% of banknotes initially reach the public via cash machines.
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2. Tennis Girl doesn't like tennis.
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3. YouTube's first video was called "Me at the zoo".
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4. Booking fees can be as much as £26.
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5. Ian Fleming created Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
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6. More than a fifth of the world's population live in the time zone GMT+8.
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7. Russell Brand gardens.
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8. The baby son of physicist Brian Cox, George, has the middle name Eagle, named after the first spacecraft to land on the moon.
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9. More than 90% of schoolchildren study Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck.
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10. The first text message ever sent read: "Merry Christmas".
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