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Saturday, December 31, 2005

 

100 things we didn’t know this time last year

`Each week the Magazine picks out snippets from the news, and compiles them into 10 Things We Didn’t Know This Time Last Week. Here’s an end of year almanac. [..]

8. Devout Orthodox Jews are three times as likely to jaywalk as other people, according to an Israeli survey reported in the New Scientist. The researchers say it’s possibly because religious people have less fear of death. [..]

11. One in 10 Europeans is allegedly conceived in an Ikea bed. [..]

30. There are an estimated 1,000 people in the UK in a persistent vegetative state. [..]

52. You’re 10 times more likely to be bitten by a human than a rat.’




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