Sunday, August 24, 2008


10 things we didn't know last week !

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

1. Misheard song lyrics are known as mondegreens.
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2. The Banana Splits theme tune is very similar to reggae classic Buffalo Soldier.
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3. Clouds can be breast-shaped.
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4. And thunderclouds are so menacingly dark because they are four to five miles (6.4 to 8km) thick.
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5. A 72oz steak is about the size of a large telephone directory. And since 1960, 8,000 people have managed to eat one - plus all the trimmings - in under an hour.
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6. DNA from 3,000-year-old skeletons can be matched to living descendents.
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7. Jerry Springer, the American talkshow host, was born in a London Tube station during World War II.
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8. Some chemotherapy drugs are made from yew tree clippings.
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9. The Queen no longer sends telegrams to those turning 100.
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10. The rock hyrax - a modestly proportioned rodent - is the closest living relative to the elephant.More details




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