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Saturday, August 05, 2006

10 Things....

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

Thirty percent of people with digital cameras never print their pictures.

2. Shoe injuries are on the rise - half a dozen women are admitted to University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff during weekend evenings suffering from them.

3. There are only four members of the Shaker religious sect left in the world.

4. The new chief executive of Ben and Jerry's is called Walt Freese.

5. California was the 12th largest source of greenhouse gasses last year - 41% of which is down to transport (as opposed to 28% in the UK).

6. British motorists are the most uptight in Europe, with 87% sometimes very annoyed by other drivers.

7. Almost all the leatherback turtles found dead in UK waters have died from ingesting discarded plastic bags, which they mistake for jellyfish, one of their main food sources.

8. Lord Tebbit is a "huge fan" of Deal or No Deal.

9. It's illegal to make confetti out of euro bank notes.

10. The oleander (Nerium oleander) plant is perhaps the most lethal plant in the British Isles today - one small portion of leaf could knock you out.

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