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10 things we didn't know last week
« on: Jul 09, 2011, 07:21 »
 Snippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. Lakes can be given village green status.

2. Bad oral hygiene can delay conception by two months.

3. Polar bears have Irish ancestry.

4. California has drawn up a legal definition for the hot dog.

5. All ladybirds start out bright yellow.

6. The Queen wore dresses from a wholesaler for her tour of the Commonwealth in 1953-4.

7. The human body can accept a synthetic windpipe.

8. Oxbridge entrance is dominated by just five schools.

9. Reporters in the 1940s and 50s paid the legal defence costs of accused killers to get their exclusive stories.

10. Cows have best friends.

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Re: 10 things we didn't know last week
« Reply #1 on: Jul 09, 2011, 20:03 »
Ive known number 10 for a while, because they stand next to each other bitching in the school yard on a morning, waiting to drop off their horrendous offspring to the poor unfortunate teachers who have them for 5 hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: 10 things we didn't know last week
« Reply #2 on: Jul 09, 2011, 20:08 »
Ive known number 10 for a while, because they stand next to each other bitching in the school yard on a morning, waiting to drop off their horrendous offspring to the poor unfortunate teachers who have them for 5 hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: 10 things we didn't know last week
« Reply #3 on: Jul 11, 2011, 09:54 »
Must admit, it was No. 3 that got me chuckling.

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Re: 10 things we didn't know last week
« Reply #4 on: Jul 23, 2011, 08:06 »
Snippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. The ideal slice of toast should be cooked for exactly 216 seconds.

2. Stick insects can go without sex for one million years.

3. The key to a happy marriage is based on the wife remaining slimmer than the husband.

4. People working out in a gym can cause tremors in buildings.

5. Lions will most likely attack humans just after a full moon.

6. Tall people are at greater risk of cancer.

7. Jalfrezi is now Britain's favourite curry.

8. Diamonds are not forever, they evaporate under exposure to light.

9. Mount Everest is getting higher.

10. The Speaking Clock still receives 30 million calls each year.

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Re: 10 things we didn't know last week
« Reply #5 on: Jul 23, 2011, 18:32 »
I do like these  :clap:
cat's are cool, dogs drool

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