FACTS OF THE DAY

31 July 2017

One in eight young Britons has never seen a cow in real life.

telegraph.co.uk

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The sperm of male fruit flies are up to 20 times longer than the flies themselves.

sciencedaily.com

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New research endorsed by Amazon says that pet translation devices will be available within ten years.

theguardian.com

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Blowing out the candles on a birthday cake increases the spread of bacteria by 1,400%.

theatlantic.com

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Rail companies overestimate the punctuality of their services by more than 25%, counting trains running up to ten minutes late as ‘on time’.

thetimes.co.uk

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A new report says post-Brexit border checks will cost the UK £1 billion a year, an estimate that it claims is ‘extremely conservative’.

theguardian.co.uk