FACTS OF THE DAY

9 February 2017

A Romford man has been remanded in custody for attempting to have sex with a drain grating in the street.

standard.co.uk

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China’s top businesswoman – whose company makes 40% of the country’s air conditioners ­– is a single mother who hasn’t taken a day off in 26 years.

qz.com

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Engineers at MIT have invented a transparent robot that can catch fish and kick balls underwater.

youtube.com

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A signed copy of Theresa May’s Lancaster House Brexit speech fetched £120,000 at auction this week.

thetimes.co.uk

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A Lancaster man has been jailed for four months for feeding cannabis and LSD to a hamster called Mr Chow.

bbc.co.uk