10 things we didn't know last week

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1. In 2009 the US Agency for International Development tried to recruit an underground rapper to overthrow the Cuban regime.

Find out more (Washington Post)

2. Tom Hanks checks into hotels using the name of Scottish music hall singer Harry Lauder as an alias.

Find out more (Guardian)

3. Scallops caught in Brittany are shipped to China for cleaning before being transported back to France to be sold in ready meals.

Find out more (The Local)

4. Over 88% of individual winners at the Darwin Awards are men.

Find out more (BMJ)

5. Antarctic sea urchins aren't too bothered by climate change.

Find out more (British Antarctic Survey)

6. Pope Paul VI believed that animals go to heaven.

Find out more (Daily Beast)

7. At one point in the 1980s Raleigh accounted for 75% of the UK bike market.

Find out more (Financial Times)

8. Halle Berry and Adele both say they have given online dating a go.

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9. Few Germans have heard of the Christmas truce of World War One.

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10. Jose Mourinho enjoys cage swimming with sharks.

Find out more (South China Morning Post)

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