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10 things we didn't know last week

12:44 UK time, Friday, 21 December 2012

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

1. There is a North Korean video game called Pyongyang Race.
More details (Jalopnik)

2. Reindeers really do have red noses.
More details (BMJ)

3. Humans outnumber rats by six to one in the UK.
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4. Pizza Hut in Singapore sells a pizza in a pizza.
More details (Buzzfeed)

5. Politicians in Japan wave sea breams to mimic sumo wrestlers.
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6. Early historical references to Christmas trees place the first one in Tallinn.
More details (Financial Times)

7. Linking two hormones into a single molecule cuts obesity in mice.
More details (Gizmag)

8. David Tennant pees in his garden to ward off foxes.
More details (Evening Standard)

9. Wild elephants living in China 3,000 years ago belonged to the extinct genus Palaeoloxodon.
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10. In 1902 the Walls made the first recording of a family Christmas.
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