FACTS OF THE DAY

21 May 2017

Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is beginning to turn green.

washingtonpost.com

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Since 2015, it has been legal under US law for Americans to own asteroids.

independent.co.uk

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The Chinese government plans to find, catch, land on and re-route an asteroid to orbit the Moon by 2020, then send people to live there and mine its contents.

independent.co.uk

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The Liberal Democrats plan to raise £1 billion by legalizing and taxing cannabis.

theguardian.com

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Jeremy the Left-Handed Snail was disappointed when two potential mates (one from Ipswich and one from Majorca) decided to mate with each other instead.

thetimes.co.uk

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A panel of international experts has judged Winbirri Vineyards Bacchus 2015 the ‘world’s best white wine from a single grape variety’. It is produced in Norfolk.

thetimes.co.uk