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Last update: Thursday 23rd May
 
Young drivers are involved in almost 40% of collisions in Staffordshire, despite accounting for just 10% of motorists. A sad fact is that a driver is most at risk of being involved in a car crash within their first two years of passing their test.

Odd FactsThe Sentinel – 14th November 2006
 
A new text message service telling UK drivers where to buy the cheapest fuel has been launched.

Odd FactsThe Sentinel – 4th October 2006
 
A new text message service telling UK drivers where to buy the cheapest fuel has been launched.

Odd FactsThe Sentinel – 4th October 2006
 
People are becoming less superstitious about Friday 13th being unlucky. In a survey of 1,000 adults, three out of four people said they had no intention of staying off work because of the day.

Odd FactsThe Sentinel – 13th October 2006
 
New research reveals that 27% of women reckon they’re better drivers than men, 27% of women are avid Top Gear fans and 15% love watching the Grand Prix, 35% of women make sacrifices to buy their ideal car compared to only 24% of men. Nearly one in 10 (8%) competition rally drivers are now women.

Odd FactsMINT – September 2006
 
British homeowners have wasted over £8 billion on sub-standard jobs by trades people, many of whom fail to honour their contracts according to new research from Direct Line Home Insurance. More than 15 million Brits (35 per cent) have employed someone to carry out home improvements in the last two years at an average cost of £7,430. Yet one in 10 (seven per cent) were unhappy with the completed work, and of those 14 per cent were stung by trades people not standing by a contract.

Odd FactsDirect Line Home Insurance – September 2006
 
Nearly two in three women (63%) in the UK have bought clothes and then never worn them, according to a British Heart Foundation (BHF) Shops survey.

Odd FactsBHF – September 2006
 
Each year the Mission to Seafarers makes around 64,000 ship visits, welcomes 500,000 seafarers to its centres, visits 800 in hospital and helps in 1,000 justice and welfare cases.

Odd FactsThe War Cry – 19th August 2006
 
It's official... the curvy lady is back in fashion. Not only are 'fifties clothes the new look but so are 'fifties curves. A survey by Mattessons - the company that loves mmmeat - has revealed that 80% of UK women would prefer a curvy shape to a thinner waif-like figure.
Odd FactsMattessons – 7th August 2006
 
BP says the corrosion at its Alaskan oilfield is so severe it could shut down the US’s biggest source of crude for months and drive world fuel prices even higher.

Odd FactsThe Sentinel – 8th August
 
Over 6 million people in the UK are looking for love online and an astonishing 71% of them are happy to admit it – according to a new survey carried out by FreeDating.co.uk.

Odd FactsFree Dating – August 2006
 
A South Carolina man has won £50,000 on a lottery scratch-card just weeks after winning £125,000 on another scratch-card.

Odd FactsThe Sentinel – 4th August 2006
 
The state telephone company in Italy is paying murderers and Mafia mobsters 11p per call answered to work in its new call centre. Telecom Italia has opened a directory inquiry service inside the Rebibbia prison which is Rome’s largest jail. Twenty six prisoners work from 8am to 8pm.

Odd FactsThe Sentinel – 16th August 2006
 
British soldiers could be manning UK jails if prison officers go on strike.

Odd FactsThe Sentinel – 11th August 2006
 
The recent rise in temperature is fuelling a rise in women’s tempers, according to new research. A summer time stress epidemic has hit British females, with 70% admitting to losing it more easily with friends, family and partners during the hot and humid months.

Odd FactsThe Sentinel – 7th August 2006
 
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