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Last update: Wednesday 16th October
 
Cats can suffer from a feline form of Alzheimer’s disease. A study into ageing cats identified a key protein which can build up in their nerve cells in their brains and cause mental deterioration. Scientists say they may create cures through further examination.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel – 5th December 2006
 
More than 40% of people who attempted to assemble flat pack furniture lost their temper before they finished the job. Results showed 67% admitted getting into difficulty, a third misunderstood instructions and 13% managed to damage the item.

Odd FactsThe Sentinel – 21st November 2006
 
Joggers who run with the flow of traffic are twice as likely to be killed or injured as those who face oncoming cars.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel – 11th October 2006
 
Some drivers are more likely to think about work, their families or even sex, than concentrating on the road ahead it has been disclosed. One in five drivers admits to concentrating on driving less than 75% of the time, with some paying full attention for only 10% of the time.

Odd FactsThe Sentinel – 6th October 2006
 
Pressure to achieve is stripping children of the chance to believe in the tooth fairy, a Cartoon Network poll has found. Parents said they believed in fairies until the age of 10, but youngsters now lose these illusions at just 6.

Odd FactsThe Sentinel – 6th November 2006
 
51% of 16-24 year olds have never been to a festival, with almost 20% of women never considering to go to one.

Odd FactsThe Main Event – September 2006
 
26% of women are put off going to a festival by the prospect of terrible toilets. Only 18% of men say this would put them ff.

Odd FactsThe Main Event – September 2006
 
Over 4 million are predicted to use VolP in the next year.

Odd FactsContinental research – Autumn 2006
 
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
 
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