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Friday, November 13, 2009

Things of Build Up and Knock Down

  1. New heavyweight champion of the world, British boxer David Haye has a training base in the Turkish territories of northern Cyprus.
  2. While a TV blunder brought down the Berlin Wall, the open ground in front of the Berlin Wall's Brandenburg Gate, where guards could fire at anyone who approached, was known as the death strip.
  3. In Britain, a man who was trying to escape someone who was trying to shoot him by car was exempt from a speeding fine on appeal.
  4. A British woman has been banned from making loud noises during sex in Newcastle.
  5. Women in the UK are undergoing surgery to create perfect vaginas amid a "shocking" lack of information on the potential risks of the procedure, a report says.
  6. The age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales is 10.
  7. As the divisions in Christianity widen in regard to whether women can be ordained to call people to Christ, it is unifying to keep the crucifix hanging in some European schools.
  8. Thousands of tonnes of food are binned annually in the UK because of confusion over use-by dates.
  9. Sales of comfort food rise during financial hardship.
  10. The first worm to infect the Apple iPhone has been discovered.
  11. Africa has the fastest-growing mobile phone market in the world.
  12. British national newspaper the Daily Mail saved 99 children during the Vietnam War.
  13. English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge was high on opium when he wrote his poem Kubla Khan.
  14. Novelist Umberto Eco believes humans like writing lists because of a fear of dying.
  15. UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown's handwriting is terrible.

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