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10 things we didn't know last week

16:50 UK time, Friday, 20 January 2012

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

1. A Sudoku with fewer than 17 numbers filled in will have more than one possible solution.
More details (New Scientist)

2. Skydiving can help you earn a GCSE qualification.
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3. A horse fly is named after Beyonce.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

4. State workers in South Carolina answer the phone with, "It's a great day in South Carolina."
More details (New York Times)

5. Snakes know when their prey's heart stops beating.
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6. The average US share holding lasts 22 seconds.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

7. Sound travels five times faster through water than through air.
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8. Michelle Obama has a pair of $515 (£332) trainers.
More details (The Guardian)

9. Beer brewed 75 years ago can still be drinkable.
More details (Small World News)

10. The government of Iraq considers the buttocks from a toppled statue of Saddam Hussein part of its national antiquity.
More details (Hereford Times)

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