Five things learnt this week

Published 16/10/2012 | 11:09

AA Home Rescue tells us that all it takes for a mouse to squeeze under your door is about a quarter of an inch. Worse still, all a rat needs is about half an inch. Unsettling, isn't it?

Germany puts the Republic of Ireland to the slaughter by six goals to one. If the FAI is to relieve Trapattoni of his duties then taking his compensation from the revenue generated by ticket sales for last Friday night's debacle may be an option.

Felix Baumgartner smashes world records by falling from space faster than the speed of sound. I once went down a mountain of snow on a coal bag pretty quickly, but don't think I went quite that fast.

ABBA's Gold becomes the best ever selling CD in the United Kingdom. Musical wizards. Beer is more reportedly more effective at stopping coughs than codeine - further research is needed.

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