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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Ten Things: Did You Know...?

Vinh Bao is considered one of Vietnam's greatest traditional musicians
Vinh Bao is considered one of Vietnam's greatest traditional musicians/August 2013

  1. The US soldier who murdered 16 Afghan villagers including children and women last year has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
  2. US Supreme Court justices use ivory paper memos rather than emails.
  3. Bradley Manning, the US soldier convicted of handing secret government documents to anti-secrecy website Wikileaks, has apologised and wants to begin hormone therapy and live as a woman named Chelsea.
  4. Gang rape cases in India have increased in recent months.
  5. One of Vietnam's greatest traditional musicians is 95-years old and the guardian of a form of Vietnamese music called Nhac Tai Tu Nam Bo - or the Music of the Amateurs.
  6. A desktop device that can quickly scan objects so they can be replicated using a 3D printer has gone on sale.
  7. Lifestyle blogger and author of her website, TheAverageGirlsGuide.com ("A handbook for your best life") Alyson Seligman survived a rare disorder that left her temporarily paralysed and permanently altered to become an influential businesswoman.
  8. A woman had to have her jaw reset after dislocating it while eating a triple-decker burger.
  9. Coffee, wine and cheese are just three of the things pregnant women are advised to avoid during their full term.
  10. Birds are aware of speed limits on roads.

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