10 things we didn't know last week

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1. Meryl Streep has been thanked more often than God at the past 12 Oscar ceremonies.

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2. Curlers can burn up to 1,800 calories during a game.

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3. Do / You is the most common rhyme in pop music.

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4. Pigeons helped scientists confirm the Big Bang Theory.

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5. Dogs can tell from your voice if you're happy or sad.

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6. People in Bangkok and Sao Paulo smile the most in selfies.

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7. It is illegal to race rubber ducks in some US states.

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8. Elephants console each other when times are tough.

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9. Authorities in Jerusalem are DNA testing dogs to deal with fouling.

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10. There is a once a year a bus service from Salisbury Plain to Imber.

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