Saturday, 7 February 2015

10 things we didn't know last week


One piece of news which hasn't hit the magazine as yet is a request to move daffodils and their bulbs away from fresh fruit and veg in the supermarket because the bulbs resemble onions and the leaves Chinese vegetables and both are poisonous,. What are people learning these days?



1. Saying "ow" makes immersion in very cold water less painful.

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2. A 51-year-old software engineer named Bryan Henderson has edited Wikipedia 47,000 times to remove the ungrammatical term "comprised of".


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3. The Archbishop of Canterbury is allergic to garlic.


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4. Cats are significantly less stressed when they have a cardboard box to hide in.


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5. Some 15,152 types of life forms have been identified on the New York subway.


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6. A baby is born on its predicted due date just 4% of the time.


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7. It costs £3.20 ($5) to commission a spear from a Ugandan blacksmith.


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8. The world's largest crane ship is named after a Nazi war criminal.


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9. Chinese internet users are banned from posting messages using the names of famous people.

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10. Dutch and Scottish chimps have different grunts to signify the word "apple", and the former can pick up the latter's accent.


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God Bless