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Saturday, 14 September 2013

10 things we didn't know last week

1. There's a polar bear jail in Churchill, Manitoba - an old aircraft hangar containing 28 cells for bears who wander into town.
2. The Volkswagen Beetle was originally called the Strength Through Joy Car (KdF-Wagen).
3. China has 10,000 mooncake makers.
4. Stephen Hawking owns the last three machines in the world that give him his distinctive voice as the company that made them has gone into liquidation.
5. A 1928 Yiddish-English-Hebrew dictionary may be the first official record of "meh".
6. George Bush Sr once played keepy-uppy on David Frost's lawn.
7. Children who read for pleasure are better at maths.
8. Prince William relaxes to buffalo and cricket noises played on his iPhone.
9. Glaswegians are starting to sound like Cockneys because of EastEnders.
10. After the collapse of a Roman bridge in the 4th Century there was no crossing of the Danube between Romania and Bulgaria for 1,600 years.
Find out more (Financial Times)


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