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Monday, March 27, 2006

10 things..

Snippets harvested from the week's news, chopped, sliced and diced for your weekend convenience by The BBC.

Goths, those pasty-faced teenagers who revel in black clothing, are likely to become doctors, lawyers and architects, according to a study by Sussex University (Sussex University is currently between 3Million GBP in debt).

2. Nelson Mandela used to steal pigs as a child.

3. In the UK there are: 275,000km of gas pipes; 353,000km of sewer pipes; 396,000km of water pipes, and 482,000km of electricity cables.

4. Jacques Chirac spent time in his youth as a forklift driver at a US brewery.

5. More than 3,000 BT internet customers download up to 200 gigabytes each month.

6. There are an average of 4.4 sparrows in each British garden, a study has found. In 1979, there were 10 per garden.

7. No chancellor of the exchequer in more than 150 years has delivered 10 Budgets in a row. Gordon Brown achieved that feat this week.

8. Electricity for Number 10 Downing Street is supplied by a French company.

9. Boris Johnson calls Harriet Harman "Hattie".

10. Under the Estate Agents Act 1979, anyone can set up in business as one unless they have been banned by the Office of Fair Trading or are bankrupt.
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