Saturday, August 30, 2008

10 THINGS !

10 things we didn't know last week

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

1. Twenty-three wedding cakes were made for the nuptials of Charles and Diana.
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2. That third brake light, the one in the rear window, is called a chimsil.
3. Aircraft oxygen systems have just about 12 minutes worth of reserves.
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4. And when deployed, the oxygen flow can be so light that passengers can be confused into thinking something is wrong, and pulling oxygen masks from the ceiling.
5. Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can be even more painful.
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6. Most people have an above average number of feet.
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7. Shetland is the fattest part of the UK.
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8. There are more than 150 books with the "...before you die" premise in their titles.
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9. Life really does imitate art.
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10. Almost a third of BT payphones have been removed in the past six years.
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BBC NEWS MAGAZINE.

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