Saturday, 13 September 2014

Writing - 10 things we didn't know last week



DNA, dinosaurs and Lord Douglas bless our pages this week.


1. Babies born in the winter start crawling earlier than those born in summer.

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2. At least three Google employees have lived for months in their vehicles on the firm's California campus, eating in the staff cafeteria and showering in gyms.

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3. People can answer word tests correctly while asleep.

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4. If everyone had only one soulmate, true love would be found only in one lifetime out of 10,000.

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5. Pele - christened Edson Arantes do Nascimento - was named after Thomas Edison.

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6. Over the last 13 years of his life, Andy Warhol stored 300,000 everyday objects including a fan letters, a lump of concrete, used condoms and thousands of postage stamps in 610 cardboard boxes.

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7. The largest hunting dinosaur probably ate whole sharks.

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8. According to instructions set out by a Babylonian scribe, Noah's ark would have to be woven with a rope that would stretch from London to Edinburgh.

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9. The first DNA fingerprint used in court prevented a young immigrant being sent back to Ghana.


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10. The late Sir Donald Sinden was the last person alive who knew Oscar Wilde's lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, and one of only two people to attend his funeral.


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God Bless