FACTS OF THE DAY

7 April 2017

Mice sigh up to 40 times an hour.

guardian.com

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More Americans are in prison for drug possession – 137,000 on any given day – than for all violent crimes combined.

washingtonpost.com

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Almost 150,000 people are killed on the roads in India each year.

thetimes.co.uk

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Scientists have found that older fish live longer if fed the faeces of younger fish.

qz.com

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An Essex burglar has been convicted of stealing 18 stuffed animals including a giraffe, lion, rhinoceros, crocodile, sloth, zebra, penguin and chimpanzee.

reuters.com

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Renaming all the lavatories in the Barbican Centre as ‘gender neutral’ has resulted in longer queues for women.

thetimes.co.uk