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    Default 10 things we didn't know last week

    Snippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.


    1. You must be 16 to buy Christmas crackers.

    2. George W Bush read about 95 books a year when US president.

    3. Turtles breathe in to float.

    4. Nazis coined the verb coventrierung (literally, to coventrate) to describe total annihilation of a city - Coventry - through aerial bombardment.

    5. One in five people only clean their homes at weekends.

    6. A cat's tongue moves at one metre per second when lapping milk. More details

    7. The tomb of the unknown soldier was originally the idea of a padre called David Railton.

    8. Aerial massed acrobatics performed by starlings at this time of year are called "murmurations".

    9. Bush crickets have the biggest testicles of any animal, in relation to body weight.

    10. People daydream for nearly half of their waking hours.




    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/magazinem...st_w_161.shtml

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    Wow, George Bush read 95 books a year? lol. now that's news..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    Wow, George Bush read 95 books a year? lol. now that's news..
    LOL,Dubya actually reads ?? I thought he's been playing WII all this while..LOOOOOOOL
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