FACTS OF THE DAY

05 July 2017

Since 2006, average pay in the UK has increased by 19% but council tax has gone up by 27%, water bills by 41%, electricity bills by 72% and gas bills by 73%.

theguardian.com

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The White House pays women 20% less than men – a gender pay gap wider than the US national average.

cnn.com

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Women are 8 times more likely to ask Google if their husband is gay than if he is an alcoholic, and 10 times more likely to ask if he is gay than if he is depressed.

vox.com

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High-ranking tourists visiting Ancient Egypt chiseled Trip Advisor style remarks on the priceless frescoes, using sharp objects provided by their Arab tour guides.

thetimes.co.uk

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Shoppers in a pedestrian area off London’s Oxford Street generate electricity by walking on the pavement.

newatlas.com

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Frogs survived the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs.

npr.org