10 things we didn't know last week

  • 22 January 2016
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1. Only seven women are allowed to wear white when meeting the Pope.

Find out more (People)

2. You veer to the left when you're anxious.

Find out more (Daily Telegraph)

3. Czechoslovakian priests smuggled Concorde plans to the Soviets inside toothpaste tubes.

Find out more (The History Channel)

4. Google paid Apple $1bn in 2014 to keep its search bar on iPhones.

Find out more (Gizmodo)

5. David Bowie turned down a request to collaborate with Coldplay on a track they had written, telling them: "It's not a very good song, is it?"

Find out more (NME)

6. People living in penthouses are more likely to die of a heart attack.

Find out more (Toronto Star)

7. Beards may be a breeding ground for new antibiotics.

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8. Romania had a larger army than the US before World War Two.

Find out more (The Economist)

9. There could be a ninth planet in our Solar System... and it isn't Pluto.

Find out more (Science Magazine)

10. The US military sent rare blonde goats to Afghanistan to try to boost their cashmere industry.

Find out more (Huffington Post)

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