10 things we didn't know last week

  • 24 January 2014

1. Twin toilets of the kind spotted at Sochi are common at Russian football stadiums.

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2. Sprinkled sugar can help stop concrete from setting quickly.

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3. The world's oldest-known living cancer dates back 11,000 years to an ancient husky-like dog.

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4. All forms of corporal punishment - from smacking to hair-pulling - have been outlawed in Sweden since 1979.

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5. It's possible for a bat in the UK to fly across the sea to continental Europe.

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6. The average age of Japanese farmers is 70.

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7. Showing musical instruments has been banned by Iran's state broadcaster for the last 30 years.

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8. More French died at Gallipoli than Australians.

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9. The RAF keeps supplies of Viagra.

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10. There are at least three different approved ways of saying Hyundai, depending on whether you're in South Korea, the UK or US.

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