10 things we didn't know last week

  • 16 May 2014
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1. "Beer goggles" do exist.

Find out more (Daily Telegraph)

2. Suckers on octopus arms attach to everything except octopus skin.

Find out more (Guardian)

3. The Pentagon has a plan for combating a zombie apocalypse.

Find out more (Foreign Policy)

4. If you translate Boko Haram word-for-word it means "fake prohibited" but it is shorthand for a longer phrase meaning "western education is a sin".

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5. Kenny G's Going Home is used in public spaces in China to tell people to go home.

Find out more (New York Times)

6. Exercise can erase memories in mice.

Find out more (The Scientist)

7. Travis Kalanick, joint founder of Uber, used to be rated seventh-best Angry Birds player in the US.

Find out more (Financial Times)

8. Boris Johnson could in theory be British prime minister and 14 years later become US president.

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9. Snails don't come back to a garden if they are thrown at least 20 metres (65ft) away.

Find out more (The Times)

10. The sun has a sibling star that has been dubbed HD 162826.

Find out more (National Geographic)

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