St. George Unofficial Bank Holiday

Sunday, August 13, 2006

10 Things....

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

The giant gong at the start of J Arthur Rank films was made of papier mache, a fact that the gong-striker, Kenneth Richmond, who has died at 80, let slip to close friends.

2. Disposable nappies cost £67m in landfill use per year - a sum that the Local Government Association says nappy makers should help cover.

3. Water leaks waste the equivalent of 200 litres of water a day per household.

4. One in two women owns more than 30 pairs of shoes - with 8% having more than 100 pairs in their wardrobes.

5. Cantaloupe melons are a common source of food poisoning, in North America at least, and have killed at least two people. The rough skin is hard to clean and harbours bacteria which can infect the flesh when cut open.

6. Wayne Rooney loves Oliver the musical and his favourite song is Boy for Sale.

7. Almost a third of Americans (30%) can't remember what year 9/11 was.

8. The average commuter spends 139 hours a year travelling to and from work.

9. Allotment plots come in the standard measure of 10 poles - a pole is the length of the back of the plough to the nose of the ox.

10. Barbie has five sisters, called Skipper, Tutti, Stacie, Kelly and Krissy.

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