10 things we didn't know last week
1. Stanley Kubrick wanted to film his own version of Pinocchio.
2. English regional words for a small piece of wood under the skin such as "spool", "spile", "speel", "spell", "shiver", "spill" and "splint" are falling out of use in favour of "splinter".
3. Naturalist Chris Packham recommends that you eat tadpoles.
4. Diners spend an average of £2 a head more in restaurants that play Ravel or Tchaikovsky rather than Kajagoogoo or Cher.
5. Nearly two thirds of shoppers who bought women's clothes in the last six months sent at least one item back.
6. You can't change your name to "Count" or "Baron" in Germany.
7. Male sparrows retaliate when females are unfaithful by providing less food.
8. Despite his miserly reputation, Henry VII spend £3 million in today's money on clothes in two years.
9. Dogs may have evolved separately in Asia and Europe.
10. A dagger entombed alongside Tutankhamun was made with iron from a meteorite.
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