BBC BLOGS - Magazine Monitor
« Previous | Main | Next »

10 things we didn't know last week

17:00 UK time, Friday, 16 March 2012

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

1. Fifty-two per cent of male officers in the Metropolitan Police were overweight, 22% were obese and 1% were morbidly obese in 2011.
More details

2. Samantha Cameron was in New York during the 9/11 attacks.
More details (The Daily Telegraph)

3. Colossal squid have the biggest eyes in the animal kingdom, because they need to spot predatory sperm whales.
More details (New Scientist)

4. Thirty-two per cent of bread purchased by UK households is dumped when it could be eaten.
More details

5. Bees can overwhelm hornet invaders by cooking them inside huge ball of bodies.
More details (The Daily Mail)

6. Sex-starved fruit flies turn to drink.
More details

7. The part of a male bird's brain which deals with song shrinks at the end of the breeding season.
More details (The Daily Express)

8. Singer Sade was the top earning British musician in the US last year.
More details (The Independent)

9. Right Said Fred apparently feature in Bashar al-Assad's iTunes playlists.
More details (The Daily Telegraph)

10. A Bolivian judge has admitted to "reading" coca leaves to help him make decisions
More details

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.