10 things we didn't know last week

  • 6 December 2013

1. Men and women's brains are differently wired and the difference grows bigger after childhood.

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2. You can teach a wolf tricks just like a dog.

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3. Neanderthals were house-proud creatures, devoting separate spaces to tool-making, butchering animals and socialising.

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4. A children's TV show in Sweden has characters dressed as "poo-poo" and "wee-wee".

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5. Female lemon sharks go back to their birthplace to reproduce.

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6. The pope used to work as a bouncer.

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7. Monkeys in Latin America prefer eating the fruit of the Pouteria and Brosimum trees to bananas.

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8. You can tell a person is tall by just hearing their voice.

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9. Koalas evolved a vocal organ that allows them to produce a very low-pitched sound for mating.

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10. The hardest tongue twister is "pad kid poured curd pulled cold".

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