10 things we didn't know last week

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1. Lions enjoy chewing discarded Christmas trees.

Find out more (Daily Telegraph)

2. Barack Obama calls David Cameron "bro".

Find out more (Time)

3. Benedict Cumberbatch and King Richard III are third cousins, 16 times removed.

Find out more (Daily Mail)

4. Parts of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, upstate New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and nearly all of Maine and Minnesota were colder than Mars on Thursday.

Find out more (The Guardian)

5. There is little international trade in onions - about 90% are consumed in their country of origin.

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6. Islamic State levies a 50% tax rate.

Find out more (Financial Times)

7. The virus behind the common cold is much happier in a cold nose.

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8. Justin Bieber supports Everton.

Find out more (Daily Mirror)

9. Half of the world's pigs live in China.

Find out more (The Economist)

10. The Queen once gave former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond a successful horse racing tip.

Find out more (The Courier)

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