Monday, August 31, 2009

10 THINGS !

10 things we didn't know last week !

Friday, 28 August 2009

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

1. iPhones are not yet sold in China.
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2. Margaret Thatcher suffered one parliamentary defeat as prime minister - on Sunday trading laws.
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3. English holidaymakers drink an average of eight alcoholic drinks a day.
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4. The UK population grew more in 2008 than at any time since 1962.
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5. And Germany's population is shrinking.
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6. West Ham's stadium is really called the Boleyn Ground, not Upton Park.
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7. The smell of cut grass makes people happy.
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8. A pint glass lasts an average of only three months.
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9. An Englishman sailed to the "New World" only two years after the first European is thought to have landed in Newfoundland.
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10. Men in China cannot marry until aged 22.
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BBC NEWS MAGAZINE

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