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Monday, March 29, 2010

Ten Things of Relief

  1. A Pope can resign from his office.
  2. The Turkish capital of Ankara's first factory was the Tekel distillery, which produced raki - an aniseed spirit popular with the country's founder Ataturk.
  3. The first African American to be appointed poet laureate of the United States, Rita Dove, was born in Akron, Ohio, sharing the birthplace with Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders.
  4. Teachers sometimes get lavish gifts from their pupils like a Tiffany bracelet.
  5. The world's most complex mathematical problem is called the Poincare Conjecture.
  6. Pine that is grown in a cold climate has greater durability.
  7. Over 260 species of marine wildlife become entangled in litter or mistake it for food.
  8. In The Wizard of Oz, Toto was played by a dog called Terry.
  9. British police drama The Bill began life as a one-off drama called Woodentop. It is finally being cancelled 27 years later.
  10. There are only about 10 Pagani Zonda S supercars produced each year.

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