FACTS OF THE DAY

28 February 2017

Britain’s tallest man has died aged 36. He was 7’7”.

thetimes.co.uk

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Moonlight’s Mahershala Ali, winner of the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, is the first Muslim actor ever to win an Oscar.

economist.com

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La La Land’s Damien Chazelle is the youngest person ever to win the Best Director Oscar.

economist.com

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Testing the freshness of milk by smelling it (rather than automatically obeying the ‘use-by’ date) would save wasting 100 million pints a year.

thetimes.co.uk

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Warren Buffett’s company has more than doubled its stake in Apple this year – to $17 billion – but he doesn’t even own an iPhone.

cnbc.com

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Hampshire Police, called to investigate a corpse in a wood at Aldershot, discovered a sleeping man who got up and walked away as they arrived.

portsmouth.co.uk