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Post by Kitkat on 27th August 2016, 11:33

1. In the Grand Canyon, the US postal service delivers mail by mule.
Find out more (Smithsonian)


2. It would take 112,000 years to fly to the nearest Earth-like world travelling at 25,000mph.
Find out more (Seeker)


3. Woody Allen spends $100 a week on lottery tickets.
Find out more (The Guardian)


4. Lawyers in the US are forbidden from using terms like "honey" and "darling" in court.
Find out more (New York Times)


5. Action movie star Jason Statham has kicked more people in his films than he has punched.
Find out more (Gizmodo)


6. Elephants can't stand chilli powder.
Find out more (Washington Post)


7. The winner of the First Lady cookie bake off has predicted the Presidential winner each year since 1992 - except in 2008.
Find out more (Mic)


8. There's a strong chance the most hated word in the English language is "moist".
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9. Dolls designed to put girls off pregnancy may encourage them instead.
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10. Japanese companies pay handsome men to make staff cry.
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Post by Kitkat on 17th September 2016, 12:44

1. Dolphins appear to talk in sentences.
Find out more (International Business Times)

2. New Zealand has a sperm shortage.
Find out more (The Guardian)

3.
There is a drone-racing league.
Find out more (New York Times)

4.
Doctors estimate dying patients will live twice as long as they actually do.
Find out more (The Times)

5.
Most beer contains a product made from the swim bladder of fish.
Find out more

6.
How drunk you think you are depends on how drunk your friends are.
Find out more (New York Magazine)

7.
A Harvester restaurant in Gloucester, England, already has its Christmas decorations up.
Find out more (Daily Telegraph)

8.
You can earn a washing machine by picking 10 tonnes of cotton in eastern Uzbekistan.
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9.
There's an "elderly Olympics" in which residents of Swiss retirement homes compete against each other.
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10.
Diego, a 100-year-old tortoise, has fathered about 800 offspring on his native Galapagos Archipelago, helping save his species from extinction.
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Post by Kitkat on 15th February 2017, 15:55

1. Johnny Depp is alleged to have spent $30,000 a month on fine wine.
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2. The Great Scottish half-marathon course is 150m too short.
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3. You can carry one falcon in economy class on a Qatar Airways flight.
Find out more (The Seeker)


4. Galactic X-rays could point to dark matter proof.
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5. A dating app is being developed to help orangutans find a love match.
Find out more (The Times (paywall)


6. A man sold his back tattoo to German art collector, for 150,000 Euros.
Find out more


7. Being 'hangry' actually exists.
Find out more (New Scientist)


8. A virtual reality game could help detect schizophrenia.
Find out more (Evening Standard)


9. 31 small cat species hail from seven distinct lineages.
Find out more (National Geographic)


10. David Beckham owns over 1000 pairs of football boots.
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Re: 10 things we didn't know last week ...

Post by Stardust on 15th February 2017, 16:40

@Kitkat wrote:1. Johnny Depp is alleged to have spent $30,000 a month on fine wine.
I've read several reports that Johnny Depp is bankrupt or at least in financial difficulty. If that's true and he's daft enough to spend $30,000 a month on fine wine then it serves him right.



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Post by Kitkat on 19th February 2017, 12:18

@Stardust wrote:
@Kitkat wrote:1. Johnny Depp is alleged to have spent $30,000 a month on fine wine.
I've read several reports that Johnny Depp is bankrupt or at least in financial difficulty. If that's true and he's daft enough to spend $30,000 a month on fine wine then it serves him right.


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He has 45 classic cars and a luxury yacht. He won’t fly anywhere except by private plane and rents a Gulfstream GV at a cost of $200,000 a month.
He owns over 70 valuable guitars. He buys jewellery, Andy Warhols and Hollywood memorabilia. He spends over $30,000 a month on “fine” wines. He blew $3million blasting his friend Hunter S Thompson’s ashes into space.
He has 14 homes including a French chateau, a chain of islands in the Bahamas and several homes in California. He has an army of staff and 24-hour security.
This all costs him $2million a month and he still has a substantial amount notched up on his Visa card. He also looks perpetually miserable.
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Post by Stardust on 20th February 2017, 14:58

He should have stayed with Vanessa. His loss.



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Post by Kitkat on 14th March 2017, 11:33

1. Nicole Kidman has a unique way of clapping.
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2. Bees can play
football and score goals.
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3. A loaf of
bread emits half a kilo of CO2.
Find out more (New Scientist)

4. A quarter of
all McDonald's Filet-o-fish sandwiches are sold during Lent.
Find out more (Time)

5. Scientists can grow
human cells on apples.
Find out more

6. Termites bang their
heads to mimic ant footsteps.
Find out more (New Scientist)

7. People who have
sex are happier due to the higher levels of "affectionate touch".
Find out more (Independent)

8. Rihanna travels with
a case containing her own personal supply of spices.
Find out more (bon appetit)

9. A public swimming
pool typically contains 75 litres of urine.
Find out more (the Guardian)

10. Even school goldfish
get a flaming Viking boat burial in Orkney.
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Post by Kitkat on 1st April 2017, 09:54

1. Tyrannosaurus Rex was a sensitive lover
Find out more (The Guardian)


2. Eating salt makes you need the loo more in the night
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3. Canada is going to legalise marijuana "next July"
Find out more (CBC)


4. The new £1 coins have a "hidden" security feature
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5. Mice have been living alongside humans for 15,000 years
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6. Eating fruit may be the key to the evolution of bigger brains in humans
Find out more (Science Magazine)


7. Gary Barlow is going to be in the next Star Wars film
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8. Ketchup and brown sauce should be kept in the fridge
Find out more (Evening Standard)


9. You will no longer be able to get heartburn and indigestion drugs on the NHS
Find out more (The Telegraph)


10. Playing Tetris can help the recovery of trauma victims
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Post by Kitkat on 22nd April 2017, 09:12

1. Serena Williams won a grand slam when she was 10 weeks pregnant.
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2. An Austrian town has had a resident hermit since 1664.
Find out more (National Post)


3. Netflix subscribers have spent more than half a billion hours watching Adam Sandler films.
Find out more (Salon.com)


4. Creative people physically see and process the world differently.
Find out more (New Scientist)


5. "Dalek", "TARDIS" and "cybermen" are all in the Oxford English Dictionary.
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6. There are 20,000 objects larger than 10cm flying around Earth, which are big enough to cause "catastrophic damage".
Find out more (Digital Trends)


7. Cycling to work could "halve your cancer risk".
Find out more


8. Prince used to travel under the name Peter Bravestrong.
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9. Scientists have found live specimens of the rare giant shipworm for the first time.
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10. You can take a course studying Dolly Parton at the University of Tennessee.
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Post by Kitkat on 29th April 2017, 10:40

1. Miley Cyrus is in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.
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2. There are still nine Blockbusters open in Alaska.
Find out more (5 News)


3. Voice assistants like Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa can't understand Icelandic.
Find out more (Mashable)


4. Scientists have discovered a caterpillar that can eat plastic.
Find out more


5. There's a real life "Ironman" and he's British.
Find out more (The Telegraph)


6. Brewdog employees will get one week's paid leave if they adopt a puppy or rescue dog.
Find out more


7. There's a crisp shortage in Japan.
Find out more


8. A 'plastic bag' womb can keep baby lambs alive.
Find out more


9. Ivanka Trump's earrings don't match.
Find out more (Daily Mail)


10. You can learn the Game of Thrones language Dothraki at university.
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Post by Kitkat on 20th May 2017, 08:39

1. A Star Wars villain has the fastest-rising baby name in the US.
Find out more (The Independent)


2. Climate change is turning Antarctica green, say researchers.
Find out more (The Guardian)


3. Atheists maybe more intelligent than religious people, according to a study.
Find out more (Indy100)


4. There are only 7,100 cheetahs left in the wild.
Find out more (National Geographic)


5. Beauty sleep actually works.
Find out more


6. We could be finally getting a redhead emoji.
Find out more (The Telegraph)


7. A London private school may let boys wear skirts.
Find out more


8. "Fat but fit" is a myth according to scientists.
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9. The King of the Netherlands secretly piloted KLM passenger flights for 21 years.
Find out more (CNN)


10. Paul McCartney is going to be in the forthcoming Pirates of the Caribbean film.
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Post by Kitkat on 27th May 2017, 14:14

1. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson "announced" he will run for president in 2020.
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2. Mouse sperm can survive in space.
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3. There are now pink pineapples.
Find out more (Evening Standard)


4. Whales only became huge 2-3 million years ago.
Find out more (The Guardian)


5. Vic Reeves is going to be in Corrie.
Find out more


6. We are running out of sand.
Find out more (New Yorker)


7. Even dead flamingos can stand on one leg.
Find out more


8. Robotic police officers are about to be deployed in Dubai.
Find out more (Huffington Post)


9. Big cats like the smell of Chanel perfume.
Find out more (Kent Live)


10. Your brain has a sixth sense that "predicts" the future.
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Post by Kitkat on 11th June 2017, 12:16

1. Barack Obama wore the same dinner jacket and shoes for eight years.
Find out more (The Independent)

2. A plague of rats
has hit an Island in the Indian Ocean - prompting fears of an impending earthquake.
Find out more (Daily Mail)

3. Walmart has asked
employees to deliver online orders to customers on their way home from work.
Find out more (The Guardian)

4. Thom Yorke 'nearly
walked off stage' during Radiohead's 1997 Glastonbury performance.
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5. Your printer might
be adding a secret code to all your documents.
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6. Wolves have a
sense of "fair play".
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7. There's a schoolboy
with a higher IQ than Stephen Hawking.
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8. 146 people have
died in the Isle of Man TT motorcycle race.
Find out more (New York Times)

9. Scientists have found
a hellish planet where the "surface" temperature is over 4,000C.
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10.
Ed Sheeran can fit 55 Maltesers in his mouth.
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Post by Kitkat on 17th June 2017, 10:45

1. Usain Bolt will star in the popular video game Pro Evolution Soccer 2018.
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2. Hedgehogs can inflate to double their normal size.
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3. Jeremy Corbyn's son looks like Elijah Wood.
Find out more (The Mirror)


4. Renault sells nail polishes so female drivers can match their cars.
Find out more (The Pool)


5. You can distract some spiders with a laser pointer - preferably a red one.
Find out more (The Atlantic)


6. There's an eight-year-old boy in India who is 6ft 6ins tall.
Find out more (The Mirror)


7. 11. First-born sons are 24% more likely to land top managerial positions than their younger male siblings - according to a German study.
Find out more (Indy100)


8. When Batman actor Adam West - who has died - fell on hard times in the 1970s, he agreed to be fired out of giant cannon at a town carnival.
Find out more (Vulture)


9. If you buy McDonald's' best burger in France, you can now eat it with a knife and fork.
Find out more (The Local, France)


10. Glastonbury pays bands 'less than 10%' of what they'd bring in from other festivals.
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Post by Kitkat on 25th June 2017, 10:36

1. Brian Cant's audition for Play School involved him sitting in a cardboard box
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2. Some British consumers in the 1960s enjoyed eating avocados with custard
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3. Next year 1 billion people will be aged over 60
Find out more (Guardian)


4. There are 3.7 sugar cubes in a serving of Frosties (Kellogg's)
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5. You should not eat mangoes in a heatwave
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6. Canada has released a glow in the dark coin
Find out more (Guardian)


7. A baby born on a plane was given free flights for life
Find out more (Metro)


8. Older fathers have 'geekier sons'
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9. Costa Rica's president accidentally ate a wasp during an interview on live TV
Find out more (Mirror)


10. An Italian airport is defying the liquid carry-on rules, and letting passengers travel with large jars of pesto
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Post by Kitkat on 2nd July 2017, 08:55

1. Rihanna's secret boyfriend has been revealed
Find out more (The Telegraph)


2. Middle-aged office workers apparently spend more time sitting down than pensioners
Find out more (Mail Online)


3. Cambridge has been ranked as the most-vibrant place to shop in the UK
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4. Sweden has the lowest proportion of ATM machines in western Europe
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5. China is building a 40,000 tree "forest city" to fight air pollution
Find out more (Indy 100)


6. Dutch students have powered a bus with ant venom
Find out more


7. People throw away eight million disposable nappies every day in the UK
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8. Artists can now only have a maximum of three songs in the Top 100 Singles chart
Find out more (The Guardian)


9. Californian solar firms are making so much energy that they are paying energy companies in other US states to take it
Find out more


10. Robot brickies could mean building sites become "human free" zones by 2050
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Post by Kitkat on 9th July 2017, 11:23

1. More than eight billion cans of Spam have been sold over the past 80 years.
Find out more (Live science)

2. Sports Direct's Mike Ashley allegedly "vomited into fireplace" at a business meeting in a pub - a court has heard.
Find out more (The Guardian)

3. Rice
- when prepared in the right way - can bounce.
Find out more

4. The world's most detailed scan
of the brain's internal wiring has been produced by scientists at Cardiff University.
Find out more

5. The asteroid strike
that killed off the dinosaurs could be the reason there are so many different kinds of frogs.
Find out more

6. More than a third of Premier League
football fans watch matches live online via unofficial streams.
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7. The grandson of the first-ever NHS patient
married the granddaughter of the prime minister whose government founded the service in 1948.
Find out more (Indy100)

8. Roman concrete
grows stronger over time.
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9. If Facebook were a religion,
it would be the second largest in the world (after Christianity).
Find out more (Washington Post)

10. Just 150 passengers
use Wales's quietest train station each year.
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Post by Kitkat on 23rd July 2017, 10:39

1. Apparently, flight attendants don't like passengers asking for diet coke because it takes too long to pour.
Find out more (The Mirror)


2. A security robot "drowned" in a fountain in Washington DC.
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3. A man who earned a reputation as Britain's rudest bookseller, and charged customers a 50p browsing fee, is quitting his shop.
Find out more (The Guardian)


4. Daniel Radcliffe came to the aid of a mugging victim.
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5. There's a real-life Rapunzel in France - and she's only 9 months old.
Find out more (The Sun)


6. The frozen bodies of a Swiss couple who went missing 75 years ago in the Alps have been found on a shrinking glacier.
Find out more (The Guardian)


7. Russia's consumer rights watchdog is to investigate fidget spinners amid claims on state TV that the gadgets could be used by political opponents to lure children.
Find out more (Daily Telegraph)


8. A nurse has quit the NHS over parking fines, saying she got an £80 ticket after working late to treat a patient who went into cardiac arrest.
Find out more (The Independent)


9. Surgeons have removed 27 contact lenses from the eye of a woman who had been admitted to hospital for routine cataract surgery.
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10. The UK's "most dangerous" bus stop has been revealed - and it's infested with 50p-sized false widow spiders.
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Post by Kitkat on 30th July 2017, 13:33

1. Puppies have a stroppy teenage phase around the age of eight months.
Find out more (The Debrief)

2. More than half of the UK's international airports lack free drinking water fountains.
Find out more (The Guardian)


3. More than 2,500 grocery products have been subject to so-called "shrinkflation" in the past five years.
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4. One fifth of the world's superyachts are made in the Italian coastal town of Viareggio.
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5. The US military spends almost $42m (£32m) a year on the erectile dysfunction medication Viagra.
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6. There is a bin which turns kitchen waste into plant food.
Find out more (Dezeen)


7. More than one quarter of food outlets in England are takeaways.
Find out more (The Guardian)


8. Forty per cent of America's gun owners have not received formal firearms training.
Find out more (Mother Jones)


9. The Time Lord's name is Doctor Who, not the Doctor.
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10. There is a dating app just for verified Twitter users.
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Post by Kitkat on 6th August 2017, 13:19

1. Caterpillars in Lancashire are turning into "exploding zombies".
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2. Emailing is still the most common internet activity in Britain.
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3. A group of walkers in the Cotswolds claimed they were stalked by a "growling" big cat for more than a mile.
Find out more (Gloucestershire Live)


4. About 10 million Britons may have skipped sleep or made themselves tired the next day because they were binge-watching TV.
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5. Driverless buses are now on the streets of the Estonian capital Tallinn - there have been "no major incidents" but a number of near misses.
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6. Bees understand the concept of zero.
Find out more (New Scientist)


6. An electric pedal bike share scheme has begun in the hilly streets of the Portuguese capital Lisbon.
Find out more (The Guardian)


8. A new water-filled container could reduce the weight of washing machines by a third.
Find out more (The Telegraph)


9. The UK's busiest roads could be covered with special "tunnels" to absorb pollution and improve air quality.
Find out more (The Guardian)


10. Food banks are running out of provisions because hungry children don't have access to free school meals during the summer holidays.
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1. 'Cat's eyes' in Suffolk are to be renamed 'road studs' after confused foreign tourists thought they were made from real cats.
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2. The name Pakistan is an acronym, and was first coined - without the letter 'i' - in 1933.
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3. A rare white moose has been captured on film in Sweden.
Find out more (The Independent)


4. Scientists have found the missing link between plant-eating and carnivorous dinosaurs.
Find out more


5. Female characters get all the worst lines in films, despite making the most money in lead roles - says a study of 1000 film scripts.
Find out more (The Independent)


6. You may have been pronouncing Primark wrong.
Find out more (The Evening Standard)


7. In some US states it's illegal to take down monuments or change street names honouring the Confederacy.
Find out more (Los Angeles Times)


8. Goldie collects kimonos.
Find out more (The Evening Standard)


9. There are more than 10,000 motorists are allowed on the roads with 12 points on their licence.
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10. A TV studio is reported to be in talks to adapt "The Bad Boys of Brexit" - a book about the political campaigning around Brexit.
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Post by Kitkat on 27th August 2017, 15:25

1. Eminem says he's planning on moving to Scotland.
Find out more (The Scottish Sun)


2. Two golden phonograph records were almost thrown off space probes Voyager 1 and 2 due to a rogue inscription.
Find out more (New Yorker)


3. Big Ben at Legoland is also silencing its chimes.
Find out more (Evening Standard)


4. Taylor Swift's latest single contains "an interpolation of a melody" from Right Said Fred's 1991 hit "I'm Too Sexy".
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5. Monkeys can see faces in inanimate objects.
Find out more (New Scientist)


6. The Babylonians developed their own form of trigonometry 3,700 years ago and it is "superior" to modern day methods.
Find out more (The Independent)


7. Driverless lorries are coming to UK roads.
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8. Climate change could make fish shrink in size by 30%.
Find out more (Mail Online)


9. French president Emmanuel Macron has racked up a €26,000 (nearly £24,000) make-up bill since May.
Find out more (The Guardian)


10. £203,583 in loose change was found on public transport in London over the past year, according to Transport For London.
Find out more (The Evening Standard)
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1. The fossil of a marine reptile "re-discovered" in a museum is the largest of its kind on record
Find out more (National Geographic)


2. South Africa's original language has only three remaining speakers
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3. Surgery waiting times in Wales are up 400%
Find out more (The Guardian)


4. Information from the Cassini spacecraft hints that Saturn's spectacular rings may be relatively young
Find out more (Daily Mail)


5. Smell may play a key role when birds are navigating long distances over the oceans
Find out more (Science Daily)


6. A new "hotel" experience is being planned for overnight trains to Scotland
Find out more (The Guardian)


7. A fictional country used as part of military exercises in Belarus now has a foreign ministry, flag, history and Wikipedia page
Find out more


8. Elephant grass could significantly reduce the construction industry's impact on the environment
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9. The US has approved the first treatment to redesign a patient's own immune system so that it attacks cancer
Find out more (Daily Telegraph)


10. Researchers have discovered 381 new species of plants and animals during a two-year study in the Amazon
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6. A new "hotel" experience is being planned for overnight trains to Scotland
Find out more (The Guardian)


Megabus had a great sleeper coach and train service.  Such a shame they have now stopped doing it.

https://uk.megabus.com/products/megabus-gold

It was very basic, but you didnt expect 5-star creature comforts at those prices.  I'm thinking this new "hotel service" might be costing an arm and a leg, so the people who did use the Megabus and miss it wont be taking advantage of this new service.  Could be wrong though, maybe people will prefer to travel in style and wont mind paying for it.

    Current date/time is 19th September 2018, 15:23