10 things we didn't know last week

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1. People tend to unconsciously sniff their hands after a handshake.

Find out more (New Scientist)

2. The full name of Super Mario's pet dinosaur Yoshi is T Yoshisaur Munchakoopas.

Find out more (Fast Company)

3. A swarm of red bees was responsible for the discovery of New York's biggest marijuana farm.

Find out more (The Daily Beast)

4. BBC Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet once curled at provincial level in Canada.

Find out more (The Guardian)

5. During the Nazi occupation of France, Wallis Simpson got American diplomats to rescue her favourite Nile green swimsuit from the Windsors' rented villa on the Cote d'Azur.

Find out more (New York Post)

6. Dogs are less stressed when classical music is played to them.

Find out more (Daily Express)

7. An athlete named Reg Spiers posted himself from London, UK, to Perth, Australia in the mid-1960s in a wooden crate.

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8. King Arthur may have been Glaswegian.

Find out more (The National)

9. Fewer large US companies are run by women than by men named John.

Find out more (New York Times)

10. Lions can open car doors.

Find out more (The Independent)

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