Friday, October 31, 2014

Ten Things We Learned Last Week- BBC

10 things we didn't know last week

Person scratching their arm
1. America used at least 1,000 ex-Nazis as spies in the Cold War.
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2. Scratching an itch really does make it itch more.
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3. Two per cent of Anglican clergy are not sure whether God is "more than a human construct".
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4. New York has its own species of frog that has gone undiscovered for decades.
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5. There have been lions in London since the 13th Century - arriving either in 1210 or 1235 - although they may have died out briefly under Henry VI in 1436.
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6. Sage enhances your brain's performance.
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7. The consumption of French fries and pizzas on the world's second largest cruise ship rises if there are more Americans and children on board.
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8. The Ritz in London still uses traditional keys rather than key cards.
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9. Danish people enjoy a long-form version of the happiness gene serotonin, while people from Britain and the US have shorter forms.
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10. Musicians have the same life expectancy as Zimbabweans.
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