10 things we didn't know last week
- 6 June 2014
1. Female-named hurricanes are deadlier than male ones.
2. Coffee ice cream had to be constantly available on France's presidential Airbus when Nicolas Sarkozy was in power.
3. Most of England's World Cup squad cannot recognise Morrissey.
4. Koalas hug trees to keep cool.
5. J.D. Salinger's publisher was in 1996 still using the same letter to ward off fans that had been drawn up on 3 March 1963: "Dear Miss So-and-So: Many thanks for your recent letter to J.D. Salinger. As you may know, Mr. Salinger does not wish to receive mail from his readers. Thus, we cannot pass your kind note on to him. We thank you for your interest in Mr. Salinger's books."
6. British feet have grown by two shoe sizes in the last 40 years.
7. Dead passengers on British Airways flights used to be given sunglasses, a vodka and tonic and a copy of the Daily Mail to disguise them from other passengers.
8. Prince William is a Coldplay fan.
9. Hungry men are attracted to voluptuous women (but once they've had dinner they like fewer curves).
10. Jonny Wilkinson dislikes the past participle "dropped goal" so much that he went through his autobiography and replaced every one with the noun "drop goal".
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