Ten Things: Did You Know...?
News of the quirky, quintessential and queenly snipped from the press.
- Imaging scientists are putting together a portrait of the entire Saturn system.
- Tears do not fall in space.
- Plants have a built-in capacity to do maths.
- Dolphins call each other by "name".
- Scientists say the shock wave from an asteroid that burned up over Russia in February was so powerful that it travelled twice around the globe.
- A tough ancient Chinese exam inspired modern job recruitment.
- People in China hold "fake funerals" for themselves, so they can "enjoy" the day.
- If you already speak two or three languages, you'll learn a new one faster.
- The Prince of Wales pays less tax than his servants.
- The British Queen has no passport.