FACTS OF THE DAY

25 April 2017

Staff cataloguing Prince’s possessions found he had over 2,000 pairs of shoes. Most of them had three-inch heels, even his tennis shoes and flip-flops.

qz.com

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Police have arrested a 12-year-old boy for attempting to drive across Australia alone in his parents’ car. He’d travelled 800 miles before being stopped.

bbc.co.uk

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A team of bioengineers at Duke University in North Carolina is developing a new technology to provide people with bespoke, 3D-printed, artificial knees.

newatlas.com

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Swiss scientists have developed a new material made of gelatin and cotton that exactly mimics human skin.

newatlas.com

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The new $1.6 million Frangivento Asfané Charlotte Roadster supercar has a camera in the windscreen wiper that takes selfies, and a built-in aquarium.

newatlas.com

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There are only 16 circus animals left in the UK.

thetimes.co.uk

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The average person keeps 13 secrets.

economist.com

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