Snippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience. 1.

Ravens are the only species other than apes who can "point" and share objects like humans. More details (Daily Mail) 2. You are not allowed to take conkers from Royal parks. More details (Daily Telegraph) 3. More than one in every 10 banknotes in circulation in Britain is contaminated with cocaine. More details (Guardian) 4. The world's only sex school is in Austria. More details (Daily Mail) 5. The FTSE, the London stock market measure of leading share prices, was the most popular Yahoo search this year, ahead of the likes of Justin Bieber and Katie Price. More details (This Is Money) 6. Turtles communicate with each other before hatching. More details (Daily Telegraph) 7. Having a shed can lower your blood pressure. More details (Daily Mail) 8. The 12 days of Christmas now cost: $101,119, the most expensive item being seven swans a swimming, which would cost $6,300. More details (The Consumerist) 9. Wasps recognise each other's faces. More details (Nature) 10. Swearing really can relieve pain. More details (Daily Telegraph) Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week.