Saturday, 21 February 2015

10 things we didn't know last week



Lots of variety this week and if you're desperate to get away from it all move to Pitcairn Island!

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1. Before 1939, the home secretary was the only UK minister to get an official motor.

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2. Only one stained glass window in the UK is thought to depict Jesus with ginger hair.

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3. Penguins can't taste fish, only bitter and umami (meaty) flavours.

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4. Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams trampolines naked with his dog.

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5. Limpets' teeth are made of the strongest biological material ever tested.

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6. Roughly 56% of average monthly earnings in Malawi are spent on mobile phone charges, compared to about 0.11% in Macau, China.

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7. Tea should be brewed for six minutes, according to the organisation responsible for safety kitemarks in the UK.

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8. Spotify's shuffle is not truly random but sprinkles different genres evenly across a playlist and alternates songs by the same artist.

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9. John Frenchman is likely to have been the most common name given to medieval migrants coming to England.

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10. Only one person has applied to move to the Pacific island of Pitcairn despite a government offer that new settlers will be provided with a plot to build their own house.

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God Bless