Saturday, 31 May 2014

Writing - 10 things we didn't know last week

Snippets of news for your entertainment from this week.


1. Butterflies in Europe are becoming lighter coloured because of warmer temperatures.

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2. Fair haired players are 15% more likely to score at a penalty shootout than dark haired footballers.

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3. St. Mary's Church is the most ambiguous term on Wikipedia.

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4. Large ocean waves can travel through sea ice for hundreds of kilometres.

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5. Britain's first Eurocrats invented the expression "French face-ache" to sum up the effect of long days speaking fiendishly technical French in 1970s Brussels.

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6. Congo-Brazzaville has a peat bog the size of England.

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7. Crickets on two Hawaiian islands have evolved an inability to sing to hide from deadly flies.

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8. It takes more than an hour to walk from one end of the Airbus campus in Toulouse to the other.

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9. Spelthorne in Surrey is the mining capital of England and Wales.

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10. Iceland has the highest level of obesity and overweight people of anywhere in western Europe.

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God Bless