7 things I did not know last week

  1. M&S and Argos have audio versions of their catalogues. (Via James Cridland's blog)
  2. Newborn babies cry with mother's accent.
  3. Avatar is the first movie James Cameron's has directed since 1997's Titanic.
  4. Greenland used to be part of the European Union but it is now one of its overseas territories.
  5. Nigella Lawson's motherĀ wanted to call her Gondola.
  6. Tajik (spoken in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Russia) is a modern variety of Persian. It is written with the Cyrillic alphabet but authorities are considering switching to Persian script.
  7. A cat and a Volkswagen Golf have the same eco-footprint.
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