FACTS OF THE DAY

5 May 2017

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, has been struggling to explain why the new ‘bollard wall’ planned for the US/Mexican border is a wall, not a fence.

theguardian.com

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An Australian MP got a black eye and needed stitches after laughing so much at the US TV satire show Veep that he choked, fell and knocked himself out.

theguardian.com

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An Abu Dhabi firm has a plan to solve the country’s drinking water shortage by towing icebergs 6,000 miles from Antarctica and tethering them offshore.

thetimes.co.uk

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Scientists at Northumbria University have discovered that the smell of rosemary improves children’s memories.

newatlas.com

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Slightly imperfect versions of the new 12-sided £1 coin, up for auction on eBay, are attracting bids of up to £7,000.

ebay.co.uk

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A Finnish brewery is selling a giant party pack containing 1,080 cans of beer.

mashable.com