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The BBC's 100 things we didn't know last year

Chris Higgins
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On January 1, BBC News posted their list of 100 things we didn't know last year, a fun list of tidbits from around the world. By each tidbit, a "more details" link leads to a BBC story explaining it. Here are some favorites:

16. Chimpanzees make their own spears for hunting. 20. More than half (52%) of smokers haven't told their parents about their habit. 34. Kryptonite exists. 49. CDs were nearly called mini-racks. 62. Until the late 1990s, the RAF's nuclear bombs could be activated using a bicycle lock key.

See also: lists from 2006, 2005, and 2004. (Via kottke.org.)

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