10 things we didn't know last week

  • 22 May 2015
Tom Cruise

1. Tom Cruise advised Nasa on how to design their website.

Find out more (Telegraph)

2. Drug dealers in Marseille offer loyalty cards.

Find out more (The Local)

3.Police at the US Capitol receive training to prevent them leaving their guns behind when they go to the toilet.

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Weekend Edition: The week's best reads

  • 22 May 2015
Children in Guinea-Bissau

A collection of some of the best features from the BBC News website this week, with an injection of your comments.

"This is so cool," tweeted Belinda Otas. "Powerful graphic novel... well worth a look," posted Alex Murphy. Hooked illustrates the impact of the international drugs trade on a young man in Guinea-Bissau. His country in West Africa has been a hub for drug dealers for nearly a decade. Hit by military coups and poverty, it's used by South American cartels as a route to smuggle cocaine to Europe.

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Go Figure: The week in numbers

  • 22 May 2015

Look back at the week in numbers with our Go Figure images, which are posted daily on social media.

match-fixing in sport

Monday: Could a match-fixing scandal ever kill off an entire sport?

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The Quiet Zone: Where mobile phones are banned

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Caption Challenge: Mass yoga

  • 22 May 2015
Mass yoga class

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Who, What, Why: Why are US train drivers called engineers?

  • 18 May 2015
Steam train driver

The driver of the Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia is referred to as an engineer in the US, not a driver. Why?

Although it sounds odd to British ears today, train drivers were for some time known as engineers in 19th Century Britain.

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10 things we didn't know last week

  • 15 May 2015
A man is splashed with blue paint

1. The world's favourite colour is blue.

Find out more (YouGov)

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Weekend Edition: The best of the week's reads

  • 15 May 2015
Black cab in London

A collection of some of the best features from the BBC News website this week, with an injection of your comments.

"Free market economy at work. The more competition, the merrier," posted Juha Remes. She's talking about the battle for supremacy in the taxi market. Mobile app Uber has been blamed for a decline in the number of people applying to learn the Knowledge, which is a requirement for all of London's traditional taxi drivers. Not everyone is happy. "The cab trade is facing its biggest challenge in 300 to 350 years," reckons one cabbie we spoke to.

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Go Figure: The week in numbers

  • 15 May 2015

Look back at the week in numbers with our Go Figure images, which are posted daily on social media.

Egypt's animal mummy 'scandal' revealed

Monday: Egypt's animal mummy 'scandal' revealed

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Picasso's Women of Algiers smashes auction record

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Caption Challenge: Staring meaningfully

  • 14 May 2015
Couple staring at each other

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Weekend Edition: The best of the week's reads

  • 8 May 2015
Broken glass

A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with an injection of your comments.

The fear of tripping and breaking is really an exaggerated fear of social humiliation. People who suffer from "glass delusion" believe they will shatter and are consequently anxious that other people shouldn't come too close. Examples in the records disappear from the 1830s until one psychiatrist uncovered some contemporary cases.

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