Saturday, September 05, 2009

10 THINGS

10 things we didn't know last week

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

1. The village of Cambourne, in Cambridgeshire, has a higher birth rate than India and China.
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2. Block capitals are used to signify formality.
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3. Only half of seven-year-olds with an August birthday reach expected educational level.
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4. WalMart is the biggest employer in the world.
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5. It is not against the law to be naked in public in the UK.
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6. Michael Aspel was a wartime evacuee.
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7. Each of us has at least 100 new mutations in our DNA.
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8. Britain's oldest original computer, the Harwell, first ran in 1951.
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9. The crease under your buttocks is called the gluteal fold.
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10. Nasa gave moon rocks to more than 100 countries following lunar missions in the 1970s. More details

BBC NEWS MAGAZINE.

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