10 things we didn't know last week

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1. Paul McCartney used to get his girlfriend's mother to comb his leg hair.

Find out more (Daily Telegraph)

2. The oldest world title in sport is for real tennis and it dates back to 1740.

Find out more (The Times)

3. The world's most dangerous school run may be in south-western China, where children have to climb down an 800m cliff.

Find out more (The Guardian)

4. The Mongol army probably gave up invading Europe in the 13th Century because of the wet weather.

Find out more (New Scientist)

5. US nuclear weapons are controlled using eight-inch floppy disks.

Find out more (BBC News)

6. The Russian Eurovision singer Sergey Lazarev has launched his own range of dog food.

Find out more (Instagram)

7. Gordon Brown is descended from Vikings.

Find out more (i News)

8. The Game Of Thrones character Hodor's name actually means "Hold the door".

Find out more (Daily Telegraph)

9. Half of all misogynistic tweets posted on Twitter come from women, a study suggested.

Find out more (BBC News)

10. The monks of Mount Athos shun female animals - except for cats.

Find out more (BBC News)

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