FACTS OF THE DAY

16 April 2017

More people than ever have been searching Google for ‘World War 3’; searches for ‘He will kill us all’ are up - as are those by Americans asking ‘Where is Korea?’

thetimes.co.uk

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Emma Moreno, the last living person to be born in the 19th century, has died aged 117. She ate two raw eggs every day and outlived 90 Italian governments.

bbc.co.uk

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Damien Hirst’s art has caused the deaths of 913,450 animals, including tens of thousands of butterflies and hundreds of thousands of houseflies.

thetimes.co.uk

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A US-made children’s ‘smart doll’ that listens and answers questions has been banned in Germany because it can be hacked and used as a surveillance tool.

thetimes.co.uk

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Demand in Chinese apartment blocks for a new automatic ceiling thumper to deter noisy upstairs neighbours is outstripping supply.

thetimes.co.uk

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Two-thirds of Americans think that robots will have taken over most jobs done by humans within 50 years, but that their own jobs will be safe.

qz.com