FACTS OF THE DAY

10 February 2017

The ongoing military campaign in Afghanistan is the longest war in American history.

cfr.org

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The record for a manmade object surviving on Venus is 127 minutes.

arstechnica.co.uk

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Between 1998 and 2010, there were 211,487 murders in the US for which no arrest was made.

fivethirtyeight.com

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Germany’s trade surplus in 2016 was the highest since records began

marketwatch.com

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Coding is likely to be the next blue-collar job.

wired.com

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Firstborn children have higher IQs than their younger siblings.

metro.co.uk

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Oprah Winfrey made $60m selling a single painting by Gustav Klimt to a Chinese buyer.

bloomberg.com

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An anonymous Gulf royal has bought an underground car park near Harrods for £21m.

thetimes.co.uk

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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.

thetimes.co.uk

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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.

washingtonpost.com