FACTS OF THE DAY

01 September 2017

Luton airport has been rated the worst in Britain for the fifth year in a row, with the lowest ever score in the annual poll of passengers by Which? Magazine.

theguardian.com

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From 1948 to 1957, Puerto Ricans who spoke, sang or whistled anything against the US government could be imprisoned for 10 years.

truth-out.org

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In Japan, for people who don’t have suitable friends and relatives for weddings, there’s an agency that will rent you stand-in guests, bridesmaids and parents.

bloomberg.com

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A giant X-ray-making machine in Albuquerque, New Mexico can create electricity that travels 20,000 times faster than a bolt of lightning and can melt diamonds.

newatlas.com

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Diamonds formed by atmospheric pressure on Neptune and Uranus can reach millions of carats in weight.

thetimes.co.uk

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The world’s most elderly edible ham is 115 years old. A non-stop live streaming ‘ham cam’ allows anyone to keep up with its wellbeing online.

atlasobscura.com

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