100 things we didn’t know this time last year

The BBC has a list of 100 things we didn’t know this time last year. It is UK based but still interesting. Some highlights below:

2. Mohammed is now one of the 20 most popular names for boys born in England and Wales.

3. While it’s an offence to drop litter on the pavement, it’s not an offence to throw it over someone’s garden wall.

35. The name Lego came from two Danish words “leg godt”, meaning “play well”. It also means “I put together” in Latin.

38. Nasa boss Michael Griffin has seven university degrees: a bachelor’s degree, a PhD, and five masters degrees.

45. C3PO and R2D2 do not speak to each other off-camera because the actors don’t get on.

52. You’re 10 times more likely to be bitten by a human than a rat.

54. Deep Throat is reportedly the most profitable film ever. It was made for $25,000 (

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