FACTS OF THE DAY

23 February 2017

Almost half the wild boars in the Czech Republic are radioactive.

reuters.com

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Britain’s roads are worse than those of Oman, Malaysia, Ecuador and Namibia.

thetimes.co.uk

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The president of Iceland, who said last week he would ban pineapple on pizza if he could, has made it clear that he doesn’t have the power to do so.

theguardian.com

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Seven Earth-sized planets have been found orbiting a star in the constellation of Aquarius.

theguardian.com

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A city councillor in Sweden has said employees should have a paid one-hour break during working hours to go home and have sex with their partners.

thelocal.se

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Former Chelsea midfielder Alexei Smertin has been put in charge of investigating football racism in Russia. In 2015, he said ‘There is no racism in Russia’.

theguardian.com

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The Ritz Hotel has told a small, 80-year-old music venue called The Ritz in Brighouse, West Yorkshire to change its name by Tuesday or face legal action.

thetimes.co.uk

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There are more than 130,000 ‘structurally deficient’ and ‘functionally obsolete’ bridges in the USA.

washingtonpost.com