Fact and fiction

8th December 2006 at 00:00
(Photograph) - "Look at the mistake of Ben."

A boy in a nursery helpfully points out the state of another boy, who had been covered in paint.

100 billion

The number of neurons in the average human brain. Source: University of Washington, Seattle

"I bumped my elbow on my Chester draws."

Diary entry of a Year 2 pupil.


The increase in the number of brain cells per minute during the early stages of pregnancy. Source: University of Washington, Seattle

Teacher: "What is a teenager?"Reception class child: "A person who doesn't do as they are told."

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