1. It’s possible to fry chips on Jupiter.

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2. In China, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are known as Curly Fu and Peanut.

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3. Dates are distributed in the same way across 1986 and 2014, meaning that anyone finding a 27-year-old calendar knocking around can re-use it.

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4. Dogs align themselves along a north-south axis when they defecate.

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5. Lesbians are four times as likely as straight women to drive a Subaru.

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6. Consumption of cigars in the UK has fallen by 80% over the past 20 years.

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7. Architects practising in Texas have to be fingerprinted.

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8. Finding a heap of broken china on your doorstep on New Year’s day in Denmark is a sign of popularity.

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9. Some nurses in the UK wear fat suits as part of their training for dealing with morbidly obese patients.

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10. It is possible to balance 53 spoons on a standing human body.

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