Saturday, August 15, 2009

10 THINGS !

10 things we didn't know last week

caterpillars226.jpgSnippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. You're as likely to be hit by lightning as be killed by a mentally ill person.
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2. It's illegal for British people to play the UK Lottery while on holiday in Spain and the US.
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3. Tom Cruise has got a 14-year-old son.
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4. Only about one or two in 200 people with autism have a savant talent, or exceptional ability.
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5. There's a 40-year wait for an allotment in one part of London.
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6. A freak wave is one that measures roughly three times higher than other swells on the sea at any one time.
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7. They tend to occur at an incidence of about three waves in every 10,000.
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8. North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il has a water slide in his garden.
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9. Young men in their early 20s are the worst at keeping their NHS appointments.
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10. Les Paul, whose name is synonymous with the electric guitar, also invented the eight-track tape recorder.
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BBC NEWS MAGAZINE.

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