10 things we didn't know last week

  • 28 February 2014
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1. Monkeys open bananas at the other end from humans.

Find out more (Daily Telegraph)

2. Fish that are fed Skips crisps can turn pink.

Find out more (Daily Mirror)

3. The Dominican Republic has the world's deadliest roads.

Find out more (The Economist)

4. The average length of a Best Picture Academy Award winning film is two hours and 20 minutes.

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5. The smell given off by pine forests limits atmospheric warming.

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6. Men who struggle to grow facial hair can get a beard transplant.

Find out more (The Times)

7. There is a symphonic Finnish prog-rock concept album about Scrooge McDuck.

Find out more (AV Club)

8. Blind people's dreams are richer in sounds, touches, tastes and smells.

Find out more (Smithsonian)

9. Robert Wilson, who together with Arno Penzias discovered the afterglow of the big bang, keeps a sound recording of the radio waves that were released after that huge explosion on his mobile phone.

Find out more (New Scientist)

10. It took four hours to - clump by clump - create Christian Bale's artificial chest hair in American Hustle.

Find out more (the Times)

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