10 things we didn't know last week

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1. People are more likely to co-operate with you if you give them something warm to hold.

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2. AM radio signals interfere with some birds' internal compasses.

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3. The nose of a Tyrannosaur nicknamed "Pinocchio Rex" was 35% longer than snouts of other dinosaurs of its size.

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4. Men whose dating profile pictures are taken outdoors on a sunny day with trees in the background are most popular.

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5. Cases of rickets have risen fourfold in the last 15 years as sunscreen has increased in popularity.

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6. 17% of Britons would be willing to have sex with a robot.

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7. Pets are banned from public transport in Dubai, apart from service dogs.

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8. In 1987 the Economist had an Apple Mac in the corner of the office but still relied on pen and pencil to draw up a map of the Channel Tunnel.

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9. The Black Death improved public health in subsequent centuries, although no-one knows the exact reason.

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10. New Yorkers don't call their daughters Brooklyn but in 39 US states it is now the most common female baby name beginning with B.

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