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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Ten Things of Teeth and Decay

Dentistry could change forever/MSN UK
  1. Dentists' drills are set to become an unpleasant memory thanks to a tooth-rebuilding treatment that could be available in three years.
  2. Denmark consumes the most apples per head while Morocco has the highest orange, tangerine and mandarin consumption.
  3. Female cockroaches make eggs more quickly if they cuddle with other roaches.
  4. Independent artists could disappear from YouTube "in a matter of days" after the Google video service confirmed it was dropping content from independent labels that have not signed up for its upcoming subscription music service.
  5. The influx of well-off and educated white people to trendy neighbourhoods is rapidly "gentrifying" the North American jury pool - and transforming verdicts, lawyers and judges in favour of the prosecution.
  6. Francis Matthews, the voice of puppet sci-fi hero Captain Scarlet, has died at the age of 86. Matthews' voice for Scarlet, was based on the Transatlantic accent of Hollywood star Cary Grant.
  7. A new survey has revealed that a huge percentage of Britons - 95% - believe that in order for a person to be truly "British" they must speak English, be born in Britain and have lived in the country for most of their life.
  8. The most-cited contender for the origins of our obsession with flying saucers is June 24 in 1947, when Kenneth Arnold, an amateur pilot from Idaho, sighted aerial objects he couldn't identify while flying his little plane over Washington. On June 25, Arnold told reporters about his sighting, emphasising the "unidentified" as much as the "flying objects", saying that they flew "like a saucer if you skip it across the water".
  9. An employee of Greenpeace bet 3.8 million euros (£3.02 million) of its money that the euro would not strengthen against other currencies in 2013 - and lost. Meanwhile, shoppers have been temporarily banned from using £2 coins at the self-service tills of a major supermarket chain in England after some people were found to be paying with similar-shaped foreign money. Coins which have similar characteristics to the £2 coin include the Iranian 250 rial, which is worth around one pence, and the Thai ten baht, which is worth about 18 pence.
  10. The Inuit language doesn't have a word for freedom - the closest is "annakpok" which means "not caught".

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