FACTS OF THE DAY

21 March 2017

The 2017 African Global Economic & Development Summit in California has ended up with no Africans because 100% of the delegates were denied US visas.

independent.co.uk

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At the Los Angeles Marathon, world records were broken for the fastest marathons run by a person dressed as a car, a 3D bird and a hot dog.

latimes.com

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Beijing public toilets have installed facial recognition cameras to try to stop pensioners stealing all the loo paper.

scmp.com

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In Japan, adult diapers outsell baby diapers.

scmp.com

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Elderly Japanese drivers are being offered cheap funerals as an incentive to surrender their licences to the police.

thetimes.co.uk

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Greece spends a higher proportion of its GDP on defence than any other NATO country except the US.

economist.com