10 things we didn't know last week

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1. Listening to Mozart can lower blood pressure as much as cutting salt from your diet.

Fund out more (Daily Telegraph)

2. Albania awards diplomatic passports to its international football players.

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3. The world's oldest pay cheque was a beer token.

Find out more (New Scientist)

4. Some bears use humans as bodyguards.

Find out more (Seeker)

5. Heavy exposure to Disney princesses makes little boys more likely to share their toys and little girls more likely to have stereotypical attitudes about gender.

Find out more (Washington Post)

6. Red kites in Scotland steal underwear to make nests.

Find out more (Daily Record)

7. Trevor Nunn has directed every one of Shakespeare's plays

Find out more (The Guardian)

8. Every sperm whale alive today descended from one, "Eve", from 80,000 years ago

Find out more (Smithsonian)

9. Elderly monkeys choose to have fewer friends.

Find out more (New Scientist)

10. Some genes carry on working after we die.

Find out more (The Independent)

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