Saturday, May 02, 2009


10 things we didn't know last week

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

1. Diamonds can be blue.
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2. Birds can dance.
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3. You can get a driving licence and credit card in the name of Pudsey Bear, but not a passport.
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4. The annual salary for the Poet Laureate is £5,750.
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5. Many mosques in Mecca point the wrong way for prayers.
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6. Flu vaccines are grown in chicken eggs.
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7. An outbreak of swine flu in 1976 killed one person but a vaccine to combat it killed 25.
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8. Adults who are sexually attracted to teenagers are called hebophiles.
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9. David Attenborough doesn't own any pets.
(Radio 5 Live, Sunday, 16 May)

10. Prince was born with epilepsy.
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