FACTS OF THE DAY

6 January 2017

A Brazilian great-grandmother, who prayed every day for years to a figurine of St Anthony, has discovered it is in fact Elrond, an elf from The Lord of the Rings.

metro.co.uk

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Irish researchers claim to have identified a new organ in the human body – the mesentery – bringing the total number up to 79.

arstechnica.com

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Research published in The Lancet suggests that people who live near major roads are more likely to suffer from dementia.

bbc.co.uk