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Danish pastry in Denmark is known as Vienna bread.

There are 400 times more germs on an office telephone than on a toilet seat.

A Belgian lottery syndicate, who thought they'd won 27 million euros, were devastated when they found the wrong numbers had been entered. The group of 30 had been using the same numbers to enter the EuroMillions jackpot for weeks. Members of the syndicate started to celebrate when their numbers came up, but their cheers soon turned to tears when it was revealed that the person in charge of buying the ticket had allowed the machine to choose random numbers instead.

Britain's oldest manual worker is off sick for the first time in his 84-year career. The 100-year-old has been told he must rest for three months following an operation on an in-growing toenail. The man, who had never had a day off work in his life, works as a mechanic for a London plumbing firm. He has 17 children, and more than 70 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and helps maintain a fleet of 100 vans.
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Feb 1, 2007
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