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“Robot” comes from the Czech word robota meaning serf labour or drudgery. It first appeared in a 1921 play by Karel Capek. Wired, 25th January 2011

Bras date back around 600 years; the oldest ones have been discovered in an Austrian castle. The Guardian, 18th July 2012

Seagulls don’t actually exist. It is a casual term used to refer to the gull family of around 25 different species. The Telegraph, 18th July 2012

Women in Britain are among the shortest in Europe and wear the highest heel; the average heel height is 3.3 inches. The Express, 20th July 2012

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