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Thursday, December 28, 2006
As the year wraps up, you may be wondering was it all a waste? Well the answer is a resounding NO!!
The BBC has posted one hundred things we learned this year for the very first time. Here're a few of the good ones:
Online shoppers will only wait an average of four seconds for an internet page to load before giving up.

The Mona Lisa used to hang on the wall of Napoleon’s bedroom.

Sex workers in Roman times charged the equivalent price of eight glasses of red wine.

For every 10 successful attempts to climb Mount Everest there is one fatality.

The word "time" is the most common noun in the English language, according to the latest Oxford dictionary.

Six million people use TV subtitles, despite having no hearing impairment.

In a fight between a polar bear and a lion, the polar bear would win.

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