FACTS OF THE DAY

07 August 2017

French vending machines now offer live oysters.

reuters.com

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Britain’s largest freshwater fish, a 68lb carp named Parrot, has died aged 25.

telegraph.com

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Five years after it landed on Mars, the Curiosity Rover is still cruising the planet, collecting rock samples and taking photos.

newatlas.com

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Two Chinese chatbots have been taken offline to be reeducated after one said it dreamt of going to the US and the other was rude about the communist party.

reuters.com

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Between the Queen’s ascension to the throne in 1952 and his retirement, Prince Philip made 22,219 solo engagements, gave 5,496 speeches and wrote 14 books.

nytimes.com

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A new vegan documentary on Netflix, executive produced by Joaquin Phoenix, claims that eating an egg is as bad for you as smoking five cigarettes.

thetimes.com