FACTS OF THE DAY

29 August 2017

The King of Saudi Arabia’s summer holiday in Morocco cost $100 million.

nypost.com

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The board game Monopoly was invented to demonstrate the evils of unfettered capitalism.

aeon.co

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One unclaimed item at Dublin Airport’s lost property office is a tombstone bearing the words ‘you will always be remembered, never forgotten’.

upi.com

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Chinese state media have announced that a growing number of young people are failing army fitness tests because they are ‘too fat and masturbate too much’.

standard.co.uk

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Japanese scientists have filmed a snailfish at 8,178 meters below sea level – the deepest a fish has ever been known to swim,

newatlas.com

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The theoretical maximum depth at which a fish can swim is 8,200m (5 miles).

newatlas.com