10 things we didn't know last week
1. People are more likely to co-operate with you if you give them something warm to hold.
2. AM radio signals interfere with some birds' internal compasses.
3. The nose of a Tyrannosaur nicknamed "Pinocchio Rex" was 35% longer than snouts of other dinosaurs of its size.
4. Men whose dating profile pictures are taken outdoors on a sunny day with trees in the background are most popular.
5. Cases of rickets have risen fourfold in the last 15 years as sunscreen has increased in popularity.
6. 17% of Britons would be willing to have sex with a robot.
7. Pets are banned from public transport in Dubai, apart from service dogs.
8. In 1987 the Economist had an Apple Mac in the corner of the office but still relied on pen and pencil to draw up a map of the Channel Tunnel.
9. The Black Death improved public health in subsequent centuries, although no-one knows the exact reason.
10. New Yorkers don't call their daughters Brooklyn but in 39 US states it is now the most common female baby name beginning with B.
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