FACTS OF THE DAY

7 May 2017

7.5.17

 

Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge has broken the world record for the fastest-ever marathon, but failed to break the two-hour barrier by just 25 seconds.

reuters.com

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Thailand has revoked the passport of an heir to the Red Bull fortune for ignoring his 8th summons for killing a policeman by reckless driving in his Ferrari.

reuters.com

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Prince Philip’s decision to stop visiting people has been greeted with gloom on the South Pacific island of Tanna, whose inhabitants worship him as a god.

telegraph.co.uk

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The Irish police are investigating Stephen Fry for blasphemy. The anonymous man who reported the alleged offence says he himself was not offended by it.

theguardian.com

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Elon Musk’s appeal for names for his new boring machine has produced The Elongator, David Attenburrow, William Burroughs and Digg.

theguardian.com

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