FACTS OF THE DAY

27 March 2017

Only 2% of people who apply for a job at Pret A Manger are British.

thetimes.co.uk

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The luxury watchmaker Rolex (valued by Forbes at $8.8 billion) is owned by a charitable trust and pays no corporation tax.

quora.com, forbes.com

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The latest atomic clocks (making use of strontium ions) are so accurate that it would take them 15 billion years to gain or lose one second.

newscientist.com

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After three years studying slow-motion videos of wine being poured, a US physicist has invented a drip-free wine bottle.

theverge.com

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Japanese scientists are working on how to digitally transmit the colour and taste of lemonade to a remote glass of water via the Internet.

newscientist.com

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One room ‘micro-flats’, rented out to homeless people and paid for by UK social security, cost more per square metre than the most luxurious London properties.

thetimes.co.uk