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Friday, January 14, 2005

100 things we didn't know this time last year

Dated 31 Dec 2004, here is a collection of 100 things BBC News didn't know this time last year, including

1. Street brawlers sometimes arm themselves with potato peelers, according to the Home Office, which wants to make them banned weapons.

2. Farmers plant their crops up to three weeks earlier than 15 years ago. In the 1960s, temperatures from January to March averaged 4.2C; it rose to 5.6C in the 1990s.

3. Brussels sprouts have three times as much vitamin C as oranges.

4. Crows apparently like the taste of windscreen-wiper blades.


Interesting collection of factoids.

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