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10 things we didn't know last week

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1. The average iPhone user unlocks their mobile 80 times a day.

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2. Messages in bottles were used to study ocean currents 100 years ago.

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3. The average woman throws away 300lbs (136kg) of sanitary products in her lifetime.

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4. Half your brain stays alert when you sleep in new surroundings.

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5. London Underground journeys take more than four times longer for disabled people.

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6. The average age of sexual maturity decreased from 18 in 1880 to 12.5 in 1980.

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7. There used to be just one legal skate park in the whole of Norway.

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8. Eating beef was thought to stir up courage in Shakespeare's time. But it was also thought to make people stupid.

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9. There has been a record surge in applications to join the French police.

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10. A stalker typically contacts 21 people known to the victim.

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