10 things we didn't know last week

Image copyright Getty Images

1. There is one female beer inspector in the UK (and 39 men).

Find out more (Financial Times)

2. The Dalai Lama carries round "little treasures" in a bag - they are in fact Werther's Originals.

Find out more (the Times)

3. When a person's age ends with a nine they are more likely to seek extramarital affairs, sign up for their first marathon, and run marathons faster than when they were slightly older or slightly younger.

Find out more (Guardian)

4. Eels can use their electric discharges to remotely control the fish they hunt.

Find out more

5. A commercial jumbo jet is a more equal place to be than America if you compare space provision on a plane with income distribution.

Find out more (Economist)

6. In England, heavy drinking during pregnancy is not a crime against the unborn child.

Find out more

7. Waxworms - the larvae of wax moths - can break down plastic.

Find out more (Smithsonian)

8. One of the males in the royal lineage was probably cuckolded between the reign of Richard III and the 5th Duke of Beaufort.

Find out more

9. It's quicker - by about three hours - to read the Hobbit than watch Peter Jackson's movie trilogy.

Find out more

10. IS fighters in Syria have a weakness for Red Bull and Pringles.

Find out more (Financial Times)

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.