Sunday, July 05, 2009

10 THINGS

10 things we didn't know last week !

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

1. Fred Perry was also table tennis world champion.
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2. Mrs Slocombe's first name was Betty.
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3. The UK is developing a quarter of the world's wave technologies.
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4. Press-ups come in many guises, such as the "seal", "frog" and "donkey-kick".
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5. The keffiyeh, a chequered scarf worn mostly by Arab men, and made famous by Yasser Arafat, is now mostly made in China.
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6. Vegetarians are generally less likely than meat eaters to develop cancer.
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7. The Duke of Kent requested that players no longer bow to the royal box at Wimbledon, in 2003.
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8. Richard and Judy did not pick the books that featured in their book club.
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9. Michael Jackson patented one item - the special shoes he used in the stage version of Smooth Criminal.
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10. Saddam Hussein once hired the James Bond director, Terence Young, to make a promotional Iraqi film.
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BBC NEWS MAGAZINE.

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