FACTS OF THE DAY

Wednesday 28 June

Every English person is a direct descendant of Edward III.

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Physicists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have built a laser that produces light a billion times brighter than the Sun.

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Of all British regions, Northern Ireland has the highest public expenditure but the lowest tax contribution per person.

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The threatened Suffolk Punch plough horse may be rescued from extinction by the growing number of obese Britons who like to go riding.

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According to McKinsey, obesity costs the UK economy £47 billion a year.

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91% of women believe a passionate kiss counts as infidelity.

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