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10 things we didn't know last week

17:41 UK time, Friday, 7 September 2012

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

1. Birds hold funerals for their dead.
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2. Tigers work night shifts to avoid humans.
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3. Barack Obama is into home brewing.
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4. There has only ever been one Secretary of State for Wales named Jones.
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5. Drivers in the French countryside must leave at least a metre-and-a-half's gap when overtaking cats.
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6. Iceland has the greatest web use, with 95% of its population online.
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7. Freedom of a city does not give you the right to graze your sheep.
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8. Spoof disaster movie Airplane! elicits three belly laughs per minute from viewers - more than the Life of Brian's 1.2.
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9. Men and women see colours differently.
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10. Junk DNA is not junk after all.
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