10 things we didn't know last week

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1. Raisa Gorbachev sent the UK agriculture minister a book of 500 potato recipes.

Find out more (Financial Times)

2. Breaking Bad is the show people most often lie about having watched.

Find out more (Radio Times)

3. There are only seven surviving skeletons of the quagga - a cousin of the zebra that became extinct in 1883.

Find out more (Guardian)

4. Women are now rarely described as "blonde" or "sexy" in conversation.

Find out more (Daily Mail)

5. The threat of being eaten doesn't deter dumpling squid from having sex.

Find out more (Smithsonian)

6. Jamie Oliver turned down a role in the Hobbit.

Find out more (Guardian)

7. It costs £300 to operate on a constipated goldfish.

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8. Churchill's future sister-in-law wrote to him in 1907 warning him not to become a Muslim.

Find out more (Daily Telegraph)

9. Eating a menu composed of dishes cooked with alcohol in them can push you over the legal drink driving limit.

Find out more (New Scientist)

10. TV comedy Miranda elicited a complaint that the show was biased against tall women.

Find out more (Daily Mail)

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