FACTS OF THE DAY

4 February 2017

The founders of more than half of America’s private start-ups valued at over $1 billion were born outside the US.

qz.com

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In the last decade, the US has awarded more patents to immigrants than the next 26 countries combined.

qz.com

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A former Prime Minister of Norway was detained for an hour at Washington’s Dulles airport because a stamp in his passport showed he’d been to Iran in 2014.

washingtonpost.com

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25% of Americans believe God decides who wins the Superbowl.

prri.org

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A Saudi prince bought seats on a Qatar Airways plane for 80 falcons.

standard.co.uk

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Elon Musk plans to offer tickets to Mars for less than $200,OOO. ‘Are you prepared to die?’ he said. ‘Then, if that’s ok, you’re a candidate for going.’

qz.com

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181 books published in Britain in 2016 had the word F*** in the title: three times as many as in 2015.

thetimes.co.uk

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