Saturday, May 30, 2009


10 things we didn't know last week

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

1. Beer mat collectors are called tegestologists.
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2. A train that arrives 10 minutes late can still be officially "on time".
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3. The word "Laodicean" means to be indifferent in matters of politics or religion.
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4. Sounds have shapes.
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5. People can overdose on chewing gum.
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6. Only one in 10 people with Tourette Syndrome swears.
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7. Just two people know the recipe for Irn Bru.
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8. Stabbing in the buttocks has its own verb in Roman dialect.
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9. Places with slow or non-existent broadband are called "notspots".
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10. The world's longest recorded marriage is 86 years.
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