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Students swearing at teachers, penguins coining credos - what's next?

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Under a recently enacted policy, Weavers School in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, allows pupils to swear at teachers, as long as they don't do so more than five times in a lesson.

Some scientists believe we have a hibernation gene.

In 1995, fewer than 60% of Taiwan's residents had health insurance; by 2001 the number was 97%. Yet this huge expansion in coverage led to little if any increase in overall health care spending beyond normal growth due to rising population and incomes.

According to San Francisco Gate columnist Gregory Dicum, one American baby equals 310 Ethiopian kids in terms of lifetime energy use.

The penguin credo is "Never Swim Alone."
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