10 things we didn't know last week
- 12 July 2013
1. Ampersand was once an actual letter which followed the letter Z in the Latin alphabet.
2. Worldwide, 27% of people say that they paid a bribe to get public services last year.
3. Finland hosts a world wife-carrying championship.
4. The film Life of Brian remains banned in parts of Germany, but only on Good Friday.
5. Thresher sharks hunt prey with their tails.
6. Tabasco is on the Queen's shopping list.
7. Singing in a choir is good for your heart.
8. The Eurythmics' Sweet Dreams is the most frequently misquoted song in the UK.
9. The EU funds a jellyfish monitoring programme.
10. The manuscript of Samuel Beckett's first novel, Murphy, was covered in doodles.
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