Saturday, May 16, 2009


10 things we didn't know last week.

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

1. Sending nude images via a mobile phone is called "sexting".
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2. Miss Universe must remain single for a year.
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3. The Odeon cinema chains are named after their British founder Oscar Deutsch, and the acronym stands for Oscar Deutsch Entertains Our Nation.
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4. Use of the word "carbuncle" to describe a building was first made in the 19th Century to describe Buckingham Palace.
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5. We are born violent.
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6. And a tribe in Bolivia has a festival of violence to settle disputes.
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7. Joanna Lumley was sounded out by Labour to run as London Mayor in 2000.
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8. Plants can water themselves.
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9. Emotionally intelligent women orgasm more.
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10. Some petals have velcro-like surfaces.
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