Saturday, September 29, 2007


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

1. Deep-voiced men have more children.
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2. Rangoon is now called Yangon - a renaming that dates from 1989, when Burma's rulers renamed the country Myanmar.
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3. Relocating crocodiles doesn't work - they come back.
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4. There is a monastery in every village in Burma.
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5. The going rate to emit a tonne of carbon is £11.36 according to the first auction to be held on a regulated exchange.
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6. Jack Straw has intervened in alleged crimes four times, apprehending a person on three occasions.
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7. On average a UK commuter travels the equivalent of two-and-a-half times around the globe over a full working career.
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8. Ants don’t die in a microwave - they find the cooler areas.

9. Tony Blair's first text message said "are" and his second said "This is amazing, you can do words and everything", according to Alastair Campbell.

10. A 23.8lb baby was born in the US in 1879, but it only survived 11 hours.
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