St. George Unofficial Bank Holiday

Saturday, March 10, 2007

10 Things....

Snippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience by the BBCi.
The premium rate phone services market in the UK is the biggest in the world, worth £1.2bn a year - that's £20 each for every man, woman and child.

2. Terry Wogan gets paid for presenting Children in Need - the only presenter to do so. More Details

3. More than half (52%) of smokers haven't told their parents about their habit. More Details

4. Producing palm oil - hailed as a future biofuel – can produce carbon emissions 10 times that of petroleum.

5. Prince Charles is a fan of veteran reggae artist Sugar Minott - requesting one of his songs be played while visiting a record shop in London. More Details

6. Coffee doesn't make you more alert in the morning, according to a study by Bristol University. More Details

7. Superheroes are susceptible to snipers, with Captain America being killed by a bullet. More Details

8. Only about half of China's population can speak the national language, Mandarin. More Details

9. There are 946 billionaires in the world. More Details

10. The moon glows a coppery red when totally eclipsed by the shadow of the earth - itshue determined by how much dust is in the earth's upper atmosphere. More Details
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