FACTS OF THE DAY

1 March 2017

Scientists have found a way to grow human ears on apples.

bbc.co.uk

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Between the triggering of Article 50 and actual Brexit, negotiators will have to scrutinize and agree terms on 20,833 EU laws and directives: a rate of 40 a day.

politico.eu

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St Paul’s Cathedral has appointed the first full-time female chorister in its 1000-year history.

telegraph.co.uk

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YouTube users watch a billion hours of video a day; 400 hours of content are uploaded to the site every minute.

wsj.com

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Since April 2000, 24 sitting Labour MPs have died, but only one Tory.

standard.co.uk

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Because of recent British bird ’flu measures, from today all free-range eggs will be relabelled ‘Eggs laid by hens temporarily housed in barns for their welfare’.

thetimes.co.uk

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On his forthcoming nine-day trip to Indonesia, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul Aziz will be accompanied by 459 tonnes of luggage.

washingtonpost.com