10 things we didn't know last week

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1. Shy male birds build closer friendships than bolder birds.

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2. Coleshill in Warwickshire is the Viagra capital of England.

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3. Pete Waterman has a trainset in his barn based on 1950s Leamington Spa.

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4. Countries with average GDP below $18,500 (£11,558) tend to chop down forests, while those above tend to plant them.

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5. Men with wide faces make people around them more selfish.

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6. The first "drunk tank" was set up in Prague in 1951.

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7. Tigers share 96% of their genes with the domestic cat.

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8. Since 2000, until this week, most Americans considered Russia a friendly nation.

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9. The best way to get served at a crowded bar is standing square and looking directly at the barman.

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10. Smaller animals perceive time as if it is passing in slow motion.

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