10 things we didn't know last week
1. Tony Blair tried to become a stand-up comedian.
2. The first item sold online was a CD of Sting's Ten Summoner's Tales album in 1994.
3. Loneliness may suppress the immune system.
4. Elephants can use their trunks to blow food within reach.
5. Sugar-producing bacteria could be used by astronauts to make food in space.
6. A 17th-Century scientist planned to paint the bubonic plague onto hats to create a biological weapon.
7. High-strength cannabis may damage nerve fibres in the brain.
8. The Churchill household spent around £1,160 each year on wine, £104,400 in today's money.
9. How fast a person's heart beats when resting can predict whether they are going to die early.
10. Children with pet dogs are less anxious than children without.
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