FACTS OF THE DAY

8 March 2017

1 in 100 Americans work for Walmart.

qz.com

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Only 4.2% of Fortune 500 companies are run by women.

qz.com

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The Government’s second Brexit defeat by the Lords was the largest since 1831, when they voted against the Reform Bill.

bbc.co.uk

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A Spanish company has been fined for selling blue wine, which is not an official EU wine colour. They’ve got round it by making something that’s only 99% wine.

nytimes.com

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Police in Greater Manchester are looking for a man who tried to rob a fish and chip shop with a banana.

metro.co.uk

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A 25-year-old turtle in Thailand has had 915 coins surgically removed from its stomach. People had been throwing coins into its pool for luck

reuters.com

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A man whose daughter gave birth in the back on his car on the way to hospital in Londonderry tied the baby’s umbilical cord with one of his shoelaces.

bbc.co.uk