Saturday, April 25, 2009

10 THINGS

10 things we didn't know last week

10gulls_small.jpgSnippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. Five trees make an orchard.
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2. Matthew Parris once ran the London Marathon in 2hrs 32m, the fastest by an MP.
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3. Paper can be made from wombat excrement.
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4. Robin Hood had no Maid Marian in the early days.
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5. British consumption of poultry increased 25-fold between 1950 and 2000.
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6. Video Killed the Radio Star was inspired by a JG Ballard short story.
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7. Wine varies in taste from day to day.
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8. French women are the lightest in the EU. British women are the heaviest.
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9. The Sun is dimmest it has been for a century .
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10. There's a swear word in The Beatles' Hey Jude.
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