FACTS OF THE DAY

04 August 2017

The Queen eats one slice of chocolate biscuit cake every single day.

vanityfair.com

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The Swiss central bank has reserves of $750 billion in cash and investments.

wsj,com

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A court in Brandenburg, Germany has banned advertising by the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

reuters.com

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Sony and IBM have shattered the world record for the most information stored on magnetic tape: the new material has 20 times the capacity of current systems.

newatlas.com

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Elon Musk’s Hyperloop One transport system has been successfully tested in the Nevada desert: it will eventually ferry passengers at close to the speed of sound.

newatlas.com

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India is suffering an outbreak of ‘phantom barbers’, thieves who go round cutting off women’s hair while they are asleep.

bbc.co.uk