FACTS OF THE DAY

15 August 2017

One in eight American adults is an alcoholic.

washingtonpost.com

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South Korea is the most automated country on the planet, with one robot worker for every 19 human employees.

eandt.theiet.org

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A man sunbathing naked on his patio was rushed to hospital in Ipswich after a seagull bit off and flew away with his right testicle, mistaking it for a bird’s egg.

suffolkgazette.com

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A Kenyan company is mixing human excrement with molasses to make flammable briquettes used for cooking and heating.

qz.com

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Genetically engineered pigs could soon become organ donors for humans.

newatlas.com

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A 106-year-old piece of fruitcake, probably once belonging to Captain Scott and in ‘excellent condition’, has been found in the oldest hut in Antarctica.

bbc.co.uk