FACTS OF THE DAY

Wednesday 9 August

During the last election campaign, Lynton Crosby’s company was paid £85,000 a day to advise Theresa May.

telegraph.co.uk

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Keeping a pet lizard costs £1,788 a year.

nationwide.co.uk

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90% of Britons think of their pet as part of the family – 16% even included them in the 2011 census.

theguardian.com

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53% of Britons love their pet more than their boss, 24% more than their best friend, 12% more than their partner and 9% more than their children.

nationwide.co.uk

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Dutch students have built a biodegradable electric car made of sugar and flax.

reuters.com

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Researchers at MIT have built an algorithm that can detect sarcasm on Twitter.

technologyreview.com

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