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10 things we didn't know last week

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1. "Burn" is the most heavy metal word in the English language, whereas "particularly" is the least.

Find out more (New York magazine)

2. Badgers are terrified of the BBC World Service, CBC News and The Wind In The Willows.

Find out more (CBC)

3. Barack Obama does not eat exactly seven almonds every night, even though his wife once said he did.

Find out more (Politico)

4. Someone has painstakingly recreated 10 minutes of footage, filmed in Milton Keynes, from the 1986 film Superman IV.

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5. You can turn urine into beer using solar power.

Find out more (Daily Telegraph)

6. UK police fired their guns seven times in the year to March 2016.

Find out more (The Independent)

7. Australia is moving 7cm (2.75in) north every year

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8. Strange markings on a pavement in Oxfordshire, suspected to be the work of burglars, were in fact left by a running club.

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9. There are at least 42 different fares for rail travel between London Euston and Birmingham, ranging from £6 to £119.

Find out more (The Times)

10. One in three people have Staphylococcus aureus in their nose, including in some cases the superbug MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus).

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