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10 things we didn't know last week

11:40 UK time, Friday, 20 July 2012

Snippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. Bras are 600 years old.
More details (The Guardian)

2. The Nazis plotted to kill Sir Winston Churchill with an exploding bar of chocolate.
More details (Daily Telegraph)

3. Promiscuous squid swim more slowly after sex.
More details

4. Mexicans drink more bottled water per capita than any other country.
More details (New York Times)

5. ANC guerrillas contacted London to get the exact wording of a Julius Caesar speech.
More details (Financial Times)

6. Albatrosses are serially unfaithful to their long-term partners.
More details (New Scientist)

7. George Michael woke from his coma with a "vaguely Bristolian" accent.
More details (The Sun)

8. Iron age Britons liked olives.
More details (The Guardian)

9. The restaurant Noma imports 22,000 live ants from Denmark every day for its starter at Claridge's.
More details (Financial Times)

10. Seabirds can identify their relatives by sniffing them.
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