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The lie of yesterday

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Zebras would run 33% faster if their stripes were horizontal rather than vertical, and 20% faster still if they had a rear spoiler.

Source: Simon Smith
Submitted on Thursday the 24th of February 2005
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The lie of last Saturday

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In 1983, the star of popular island-related crime show John Nettles was approached by Nestle who wanted to sponsor him to change his name by deed poll. Strict BBC policy on product placement soon put an end to this scheme.

Source: Dr Wadd
Submitted on Tuesday the 15th of April 2008
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The lie of last Friday

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Byron Shadhurt was actually the first man to split the atom. But, as he lost the other half of it, the International Chemists' Committee refused to acknowledge his achievement. Lord Rutherford later succeeded by splitting a red atom held over a piece of white paper, which made it much easier to see the pieces.

Source: [email protected]
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The lie of last Thursday

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Groove is in the heart.

Source: The JakeMeister
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The lie of last Wednesday

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The number 12 is the 12th most difficult number to spell.

Source: Gannon Steve
Submitted on Friday the 5th of October 2007
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The lie of last Tuesday

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The EU Directive on the Handling of Promotional White goods for Display Purposes Only is signed by "Whiffle Jojo O'Whoopsie", aka Brian Flint, who was later fired for inserting Clause 37b Sub-sec aa9.0.9 ("The Goodies were better musicians than comedians") in the Turkish-Israeli Common Conduct Charter of May 1995.

Source: Ryan Mooney ([email protected])
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