FACTS OF THE DAY

14 February 2017

A new robot invented in Oregon is less likely to fall over than other robots because it walks like an ostrich.

qz.com

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An Aberdeenshire council has apologised for planting dozens of trees in the middle of a village football pitch.

thescottishsun.co.uk

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The head of the Lithuanian Tourist Bureau has quit after it was found to be using pictures of other countries in its advertising, under the slogan ‘Real is Beautiful’.

telegraph.co.uk

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A survey of 2,000 Britons has found that 77% of them have had exactly the same thing for lunch every day for the last nine months.

telegraph.co.uk

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Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, the president of Turkmenistan and a former dentist, has been re-elected with 98% of the vote. In 2012, he won only 97%.

economist.com

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Donald Trump’s new ambassador to Austria, a real estate developer, has no diplomatic experience but says he has seen The Sound of Music 75 times.

times.co.uk

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