Things you didn’t know

…last year, at this time; a list of 100 things, put out by BBC News Magazine. A sampling:

  • Baboons can tell the difference between English and French. Zoo keepers at Port Lympne wild animal park in Kent are having to learn French to communicate with the baboons which had been transferred from Paris zoo. (#7)
  • In America it’s possible to subpoena a dog. (#23)
  • You’re 10 times more likely to be bitten by a human than a rat. (#52)

Lots more, obviously.

(BBC News Magazine: “100 things we didn’t know this time last year.” [Dec 30, 2005])