Things in February
- Grey wolves are no longer an endangered species.
- Whales catnap.
- 99% of beekeepers are hobbyists.
- Former battery hens that had their feathers pecked out are given special jumpers to keep them warm.
- Monaco's dialling code is the same as Kosovo's, where a replica Statue of Liberty exists.
- Pacifist John Lennon was once an air cadet.
- The Archbishop of Canterbury has attracted widespread criticism after appearing to back the adoption of some aspects of Islamic Sharia law in the UK.
- Body cameras and business cards are the way forward for a modern British police force, says a major report.
- A fire at a landfill site in Guernsey has been smouldering for three years.
- People can have four kidneys.
- Brain tumours can be diagnosed by a handshake.
- Regular unintentional daytime dozing may be an early warning sign of stroke in elderly people.
- Completely paralysed by a devastating stroke, Jean-Dominique Bauby wrote his memoirs through dictation, using a method of blinking the alphabet with one eye.
- The UK spends more on cosmetic surgery than Germany, France and Italy put together.
- Women in the Ivory Coast buy "bottom enhancing" injections for $2.
- Giving birth to a boy may increase the likelihood of severe postnatal depression.
- A 16-year-old Argentine girl has given birth to female triplets - for the second time.
- If housewives got salaries at the going rate for doing household chores, they would on average earn £30,000.
- The famed publishers of romantic fiction, Mills and Boon, launched in India recently.
- Bedroom furniture for young girls with the brand name Lolita - synonymous with a young girl's sexual precocity - has been withdrawn following complaints from parents in England.
* (Pictures from left to right) 1. Photo of a giant Turkish flag monument makes Newsweek's front cover; 2. A Turkish baby thrown 40ft (13m) to safety in the street below and is rescued from a fatal fire in a housing block in Germany; 3. At one time East Germany's cheap answer to the Volkswagen, the Trabant marks its 50th birthday; 4. Kosovo declares independence from Serbia; 5. A new film purported to be based on President Vladimir Putin's private life to open in Russia; 6. Italian authorities have captured the mafia boss of the 'Ndranghetai, which they say is the most dangerous mafia network im Italy.