FACTS OF THE DAY

2 February 2017

Yesterday’s shock headline that ‘US bacon reserves are at their lowest level for 50 years’ is yet more ‘fake news’ – a marketing stunt by the Ohio Pork Council.

cincinnati.com, nytimes.com

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Gold 1-kilo coins, made by the Royal Mint to mark the Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee, have a face value of £1,000 but a recommended retail price of £49,995.

standard.co.uk

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Johnny Depp owns 14 houses, 45 cars, 70 guitars, a 150ft yacht and a chain of islands in the Bahamas. Each month he spends $150,000 on security guards and $30,000 on wine.

thetimes.co.uk

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A QC facing ten charges of professional misconduct quoted a testimonial on his website that he was so good he ‘could get Stevie Wonder a driving licence’.

telegraph.co.uk

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Computers have learned to bluff – and beaten humans at poker for the first time.

reuters.com