FACTS OF THE DAY

19 May 2017

Only 36% of Americans can find North Korea on a map.

nytimes.com

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The World Health Authority has found that the death rate from air pollution in the UK is worse than Mexico and twice as bad as the US.

thetimes.co.uk

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A Welsh farmer has accidentally created the world’s hottest chilli pepper: it’s potent enough to be used as anaesthetic, or cause death by anaphylactic shock.

telegraph.co.uk

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Twice a month for the past 21 years, the king of the Netherlands has flown incognito as a co-pilot on KLM passenger flights.

bbc.co.uk

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A mouse with 3D-printed ovaries has given birth to healthy babies.

theverge.com

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A man from Austin, Texas is suing his date for $17.31 for texting during a movie.

statesman.com