10 things we didn't know last week

1. The Catholic Church frowns upon priests using hoverboards during midnight mass.

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2. Ronald Reagan suggested that Margaret Thatcher read Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy in order to understand Soviet thinking.

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3. Turkish police officers go on undercover patrols disguised as Father Christmas.

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4. Cyclists who ride slowly are more likely to be involved in accidents.

Find out more (Evening Standard)

5. People who panic act quicker in a crisis.

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6. Ireland's early inhabitants came from as far away as the Middle East.

Find out more (Irish Times)

7. Having "auto brewery syndrome", which makes your body convert food into alcohol, is a defence against drink driving charges in New York State.

Find out more (ABC News)

8. There's a dilapidated mansion in the village of Bowdon, Greater Manchester, owned by the government of Iran.

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9. Interstellar was the most pirated film of 2015.

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10. The Royal Mint considered making a 60p coin in 2011.

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