Magazine

10 things we didn't know last week

Image copyright Getty Images

1. Iggy Pop has a white cockatoo called Biggy Pop.

Find out more (Mashable)

2. Superhero movies currently perform better at the box office if they aren't just about superheroes.

Find out more (FiveThirtyEight)

3. Sir Walter Scott wrote bad reviews of his own novels to boost sales.

Find out more (The Times)

4. An ancient sea creature would drag its offspring around on strings like kites.

Find out more

4. Tyrion is mathematically the most important character in Game of Thrones.

Find out more (Daily Telegraph)

6. More people were executed in 2015 than in any of the previous 25 years.

Find out more (Buzzfeed)

7. A member of the Manson family apparently hand-edited a print-out of his Wikipedia page from prison.

Find out more (The Wikipedian)

8. You can be given lines to write out for motoring offences in Vietnam.

Find out more

9. There is one female shop owner on Savile Row.

Find out more (Daily Telegraph)

10. Chumbawumba's song Tubthumping was written about a drunken Irish neighbour who would fall down and get up again outside the band's house.

Find out more (The Guardian)

Seen a thing? Tell the Magazine on Twitter using the hashtag #thingididntknowlastweek

Subscribe to the BBC News Magazine's email newsletter to get articles sent to your inbox.