The ongoing military campaign in Afghanistan is the longest war in American history.
The record for a manmade object surviving on Venus is 127 minutes.
Between 1998 and 2010, there were 211,487 murders in the US for which no arrest was made.
Germany’s trade surplus in 2016 was the highest since records began
Coding is likely to be the next blue-collar job.
Firstborn children have higher IQs than their younger siblings.
Oprah Winfrey made $60m selling a single painting by Gustav Klimt to a Chinese buyer.
An anonymous Gulf royal has bought an underground car park near Harrods for £21m.
A luxury Hong Kong supermarket sells imported Japanese fruit including watermelons at £150 each, a bunch of grapes at £90 and an individually boxed strawberry for £17.30.
The new senator for Alabama, appointed to fill the vacancy left by incoming US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is a 6’9 former basketball player called Luther Strange.