FACTS OF THE DAY

22 April 2017

For 24 hours yesterday (21 April), for the first time since the Industrial Revolution, the UK was powered without using a single shovelful of coal.

qz.com

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The most intense search for alien life so far has detected 11 intelligent signals that, on closer inspection, turned out to be from mobile phones.

theguardian.com

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A new C4 show will build the world’s longest (74-mile) model railway from Fort William to Inverness, a feat never achieved by the Victorians with life-size trains.

channel4.com

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The UK Government has rejected calls to ban companies from forcing female employees to wear high heels.

telegraph.co.uk

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Balenciaga is selling a $2,145 knock-off of Ikea’s iconic 99c neon blue tote bag.

cnn.com

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There are 20,000 edible cricket farms in Thailand.

nikkei.com