FACTS OF THE DAY

18 May 2017

A drink-driver in Northern Ireland was arrested after his Ford Fiesta phoned the police to tell them it had been involved in a crash.

thetimes.co.uk

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Britons drink almost twice as much alcohol as the global average.

metro.co.uk

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Japan is using a six-handed robot to train its national volleyball team.

qz.com

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A new optic fibre 100 times thinner than a human hair is so sensitive it can detect the minuscule waves made by swimming bacteria.

newatlas.com

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Hundreds of refugee children in Sweden have inexplicably fallen unconscious after being told their parents are to be deported.

newyorker.com

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The world’s most expensive earrings have been sold at auction in Geneva for $56,290,627.

newatlas.com