100 Things We Didn't Know This Time Last Year

This article on the BBC News website tells of 100 things we didn't know this time last year. Many of them are relating to the UK but here's a sample of some of them:

18. If all the Smarties eaten in one year were laid end to end it would equal almost 63,380 miles, more than two-and-a-half times around the Earth's equator.

29. When faced with danger, the octopus can wrap six of its legs around its head to disguise itself as a fallen coconut shell and escape by walking backwards on the other two legs, scientists discovered.

32. "Restaurant" is the most mis-spelled word in search engines.

57. The man who was the voice of one of the original Daleks, Roy Skelton, also did the voices for George and Zippy in Rainbow.

74. It takes a gallon of oil to make three fake fur coats.

94. Bill Gates does not have an iPod.


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