10 things we didn't know last week

1. Riding a rollercoaster can help you pass kidney stones.

Find out more (Gizmodo)

2. Putting an image of a flat screen TV on a box containing a bicycle reduces the chance of damage during delivery by up to 80%.

Find out more (The Independent)

3. Mexicans have 300 terms for corruption.

Find out more (Quartz)

4. There's a cure for garlic breath.

Find out more (Vice)

5. Truman Capote's ashes are worth $43,750 (£33,710) at auction.

Find out more (Time)

6. The mammal that kills the most members of its own species is not the human, the bear or the wolf, but the meerkat.

Find out more (The Atlantic)

7. The D-day landings were put at risk by the homesick wife of a double agent, who threatened to expose his work so she could return to Spain.

Find out more (Guardian)

8. Teenage acne is not all bad news: Unblemished skin ages faster.

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9. Homer spoke 21% of The Simpsons' 1.3 million words of dialogue from seasons one to 26.

Find out more (Todd W Schneider)

10. There were 14,570 people over the age of 100 in the UK last year, up fourfold from three decades ago.

Find out more (Office for National Statistics)

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