FACTS OF THE DAY

06 July 2017

An analysis of top tennis players by psychologists at the University of Sussex has found that their grunting noises are the best way to predict who will win.

telegraph.co.uk

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Lund University in Sweden has designed a miniature desktop distillery for the busy executive who has everything (including a drink problem).

newatlas.com

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A team of scientists from Morocco has created a scorpion-milking machine that can extract medically-useful venom from four scorpions at once.

newatlas.com

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2,000-year-old Roman piers far outlast modern ones because the seawater makes the concrete stronger over time.

newatlas.com

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Archaeologists in China have uncovered the graves of 5,000-year-old giants.

telegraph.co.uk

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Praying mantises all over the world regularly kill and eat small birds.

newatlas.com