10 things we didn't know last week

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1. Female-named hurricanes are deadlier than male ones.

Find out more (Washington Post)

2. Coffee ice cream had to be constantly available on France's presidential Airbus when Nicolas Sarkozy was in power.

Find out more (the Times)

3. Most of England's World Cup squad cannot recognise Morrissey.

Find out more (Us Vs Th3m)

4. Koalas hug trees to keep cool.

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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."

Find out more (Financial Times)

6. British feet have grown by two shoe sizes in the last 40 years.

Find out more (Independent)

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.

Find out more (Daily Mirror)

8. Prince William is a Coldplay fan.

Find out more (Daily Mail)

9. Hungry men are attracted to voluptuous women (but once they've had dinner they like fewer curves).

Find out more (Daily Telegraph)

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".

Find out more (Times)

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