FACTS OF THE DAY

24 January 2017

An inaugural cake commissioned by Donald Trump’s team was an exact pirate copy of a cake baked for Barack Obama’s inauguration. Unlike the original, only one of the Trump cake’s nine layers was real – the rest was made of Styrofoam.

huffingtonpost.com

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Donald Trump’s transition team wanted North Korean-style tanks and missile launchers at his inauguration parade but a concerned military persuaded them against it, on the grounds that they were too heavy for the roads.

independent.co.uk

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British children are twice as likely to be short-sighted as they were fifty years ago. The main reason is thought to be that they don’t get out much.

dailymail.co.uk

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Police in Zambia are not allowed to marry foreigners.

bbc.co.uk