10 things we didn't know last week
- 1 August 2014
1. Facebook's globe icon looks different depending where in the world you are.
2. Richard Nixon was interested in the mating habits of pandas.
3. There is a church where ctrl+v and ctrl+c are sacred symbols.
4. Since 2001, the Fire Brigade has freed 16 children in the London Borough of Bromley who have got their heads stuck in banisters.
5. People are paid to impersonate langur monkeys and make noises to frighten the smaller red-faced macaque monkeys away from India's parliament buildings.
6. The Milky Way weighs about half as much as the Andromeda galaxy.
7. The coat of a dead dog called London Jack, whose stuffed remains were used to collect charity donations at railway stations, changed colour twice.
8. An erotic self-help book was overdue from New York's public libraries for 54 years before it was eventually returned.
9. After three penalty kicks in the same direction, goalkeepers are more likely to dive the opposite way on the next shot.
10. Theropod dinosaurs shrank 12 times from 163kg (25st 9lb) to 0.8kg (1.8lb), before becoming modern birds.
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