10 things we didn't know last week

1. The highest ever recorded score at Scrabble was 392 for the word "caziques" at a tournament in Manchester.

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2. Getting as close to the urinal as possible to allow a smooth, unbroken stream is the most effective way for men to reduce "splashback".

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3. The most effective time to drink coffee is between 09:30 and 11:30.

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4. Solar cells convert sunlight into electricity more efficiently when loud music is played to them - as long as it's pop or rock.

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5. Edinburgh and Glasgow have witnessed more reports of paranormal activities than any other cities in the UK.

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6. An estimated 600,000 bats were killed in the United States by wind turbines in 2012.

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7. PhD students in Kashmir are graded in part on the kebab feast they lay on at their assessment.

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8. The anatomical structure of froghopper genitals has remained unchanged in 165 million years.

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9. 17th Century cheesemakers used to colour their cheese to pass it off as a high-quality product.

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10. The least depressed country in the world is Japan, according to a study of global diagnosis rates.

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