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Kitchen Confidential

by | 26th, November 2005

‘THERE’S safety in numbers. That’s why the papers love them. Here are some things we learned last week…

2 – Professor Tim Kuskly of St Louis University says the ocean is reclaiming New Orleans at a rate of two acres an hour

5- A village council in Sultanwala, Pakistan has ruled that five women, all cousins, who refused to honour childhood “marriages” should be abducted, raped or killed

6 – Wayne Rooney spent 6 minutes and 22 seconds in a clandestine meeting with 20-year-old brunette Emily Fountain (Sun)

6- The National Transport Safety Board said one in six truckers suffers from obstructive sleep apnoea, which could make them nod off at the wheel

8 – 700 hundred years ago the average London drank eight pints of beer a day

12 – After 12 years in business, Prince Eddie’s Ardent Productions is to be dissolved

18 – Middlesbrough player Abel Xavier was banned from football for 18 months for failing a drugs test

22 – A study found parents spend £22 a day on raising their children from birth to 21

30 – Samantha Holt, aged 10, has been suspended from school 30 times

40 – Scientists at Uppsala University, the Swedish university of Agricultural Sciences and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences found that the difference between a wolf and a farm dog could come down to as little as 40 genes

98 – A roadside bomb brought the tally of British soldiers killed in Iraq to 98

109 Alfred Anderson, the last British veteran of the famous 1914 Christmas truce when German and British troops climbed from their trenches to share cigarettes and play football during the First World War died

475 – Prince Charles spent £475 on a “Victorian throne seat” toilet after his previous one at Clarence House cracked

1,070 – The RAC’s online route-fining service was directing motorists from the East Midlands to Devon via 1,070 mile trip

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