10 things we didn't know last week

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1. British people are 16 times more likely to know the rules of Quidditch than of croquet.

Find out more (Daily Mirror)

2. It's easier to give birth in a small, dark, warm room with a midwife silently knitting.

Find out more (New Scientist)

3. Three-times F1 world champion Niki Lauda swapped his trophies for unlimited free car washes.

Find out more (Reuters)

4. Playing Tetris for 12 minutes the day after a traumatic event can reduce flashbacks.

Find out more (Smithsonian magazine)

5. A typical bus passenger in a large city like London unknowingly travels alongside a distant relative on one in four journeys.

Find out more (Daily Telegraph)

6. Music fans in Finland can get refunds from disappointing concerts.

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7. A baby mouse exposed to the smell of cat urine will be much less likely to flee or show signs of fear later in life.

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8. You can board an aeroplane carrying up to an ounce of marijuana at Portland International Airport as long as you are flying within the state of Oregon.

Find out more (UPI)

9. Taylor Swift asks photographers at her concerts to sign a contract stating that photos can only be published once and then deleted.

Find out more (Montreal Gazette)

10. Many worker ants are lazy freeloaders.

Find out more (Quartz)

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