10 things we didn't know last week

  • 25 April 2014
Deer near the town of Harrachov, Czech Republic - 8 April 2014

1. Czech deer still avoid the Iron Curtain.

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2. Bath is the personal debt capital of Britain.

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3. Putting broken pottery in plant pots doesn't aid drainage.

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4. William Hague is a hero of former US President Jimmy Carter.

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5. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is accompanied by a multitude of note-taking officials and generals on site visits for "on-the-spot guidance".

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6. Women's behaviour can be unconsciously influenced by their hip size.

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7. The mysterious quacking heard in the Southern Ocean between winter and spring is the underwater chatter of Antarctic minke whales.

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8. In satisfaction terms, going to the library is like getting a pay rise of £1,359 while having a gym membership is like having your pay docked £1,318.

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9. Antarctica was once as warm as modern-day California.

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10. Stone-age hunter-gatherers shunned farming.

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