FACTS OF THE DAY

8 February 2017

The director of dance at the Paris Ballet is called Benjamin Millepied.

thetimes.co.uk

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Scientists at MIT have created a device worn on your wrist like a watch, which uses AI to analyse your conversation and tell you when you’re being boring.

thetimes.co.uk

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The NHS passes confidential medical data to the government so that patients can be tracked down down and, if necessary, deported.

theconversation.com

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An RAF transport plane fell 4,000 feet when the camera of a bored pilot taking photos became jammed in the controls. Many of his 187 passengers (including the co-pilot who had gone to make tea) were pinned to the ceiling in the descent.

thetimes.co.uk

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Two of Steve Bannon’s favourite books are Sun Tzu’s The Art of War and the Bhagavad Gita.

washingtonpost.com

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A Mississippi man told by doctors he was ‘just fat’ has had a giant tumour removed from his abdomen – it weighed 130lbs, as much as a newborn giraffe.

washingtonpost.com

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