Saturday, 14 February 2015

10 things we didn't know last week



In another week where supermarkets were warned to keep daffodils away from onions and users of 'concealed' surveillance cameras in care homes are to follow a code of practice, here are some other silly news items.

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1. Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond once played a ghost in a Bollywood soap opera.

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2. Traditionally, police horses in England's Thames Valley force can be called Odin, Thor or Hercules, but not Brian.

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3. People on dating sites who divide opinion between those who rate them as both very beautiful and very ugly do far better than those who everyone agrees is quite attractive.

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4. Australia's oldest man knits woollen sweaters for injured penguins.

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5. "Let us turn ours into a country of mushrooms by making mushroom cultivation scientific, intensive and industrialised!" is an official slogan of North Korea.

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6. Each semen ejaculation by Yuvraj, a bull in Kurukshetra, northern India, is worth $3,000 (£1,948).

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7. YouTube star Grumpy Cat earned more than Gwyneth Paltrow in 2014.

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8. The popping sound popcorn makes as it is heated is due to rapidly escaping pressurised water vapour, not the kernels cracking open or ricocheting inside the pan.

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9. The oldest piece of statute law yet to be repealed in the UK, dating back to 1267, was passed in Marlborough, Wiltshire.

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10. Dogs can apparently tell the difference between happy and angry human faces.


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