FACTS OF THE DAY

6 March 2017

Donald Trump has said the reason his new attorney general Jeff Sessions met the Russian Ambassador before the election was because Barack Obama arranged it.

theguardian.com

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The latest version of the VW Polo emits as much toxic nitrogen dioxide as a fully laden lorry – 13 times as much as EU regulations permit.

thetimes.co.uk

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The letters on the QWERTY keyboard were arranged so that a salesman who couldn’t type could tap out the word TYPEWRITER using only the top line.

qz.com

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10,000 names for storms submitted by the public to the Met Office included Branch Wobbler, Root Ripper, Stormageddon, Apocalypse and In A Teacup.

wired.co.uk

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The Pope has said he wishes people would carry and read the Bible with as much dedication as they treat their mobile phone.

reuters.com

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One in five British households still has a vinyl copy of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

thetimes.co.uk