100 things we didn’t know last year

BBC’s almanac of the best 100 things we didn’t know last year.

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  1. Cool and interesting list. Barbie dumped Ken? I didn´t know that! :)

  2. it baffles me they didn’t know before 2009 that Moby is related to Herman Melville.

  3. I also knew Moby is related to Herman Melville. They should rename the list to “100 things _the BBC_ didn’t know last year.

  4. And naked rambling is still legal, but soon to be outlawed in Appenzell! Tina?

  5. I was in Appenzell in August and didn’t see any naked ramblers!

  6. So many of these things are already well-known. The Bubonic plague thing, for example, made headline news around the globe a few years ago. If they’re going to run a column like this, you’d think they’d maybe do a little fact-checking on Google first.

  7. I knew about hiccuping while asleep because it happened to me several times. My husband freaked out the first time he saw me and didn’t know if he had to wake me up or not… he thought I was dying or something! :-D

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