FACTS OF THE DAY

4 March 2017

For the first time, one Bitcoin is worth more than one Troy ounce of gold.

bbc.co.uk

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Snapchat’s IPO has valued it at $33 billion, but it has never made a profit.

qz.com

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Since the financial crisis of 2008, the world’s banks have been fined $321 billion.

bloomberg.com

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Big Ben won’t go bong for several months as part of a £29 million refurbishment – but they won’t repair the crack in it, as that’s what gives it its distinctive sound.

telegraph.co.uk

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At the current rate of increase, the UK’s population will reach 77 million by 2050 – making it the most populous country in Europe.

independent.co.uk

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A Mexican congressman has tweeted a video of himself sitting on top of a 30-foot-tall fence on the US-Mexican border to show how pointless it is.

dailybeast.com