FACTS OF THE DAY

05 September 2017

The British army is missing its annual recruitment target by up to 30%.

telegraph.co.uk

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After Pantone launched a new shade of purple in honour of Prince, his sister has revealed that his favourite colour was orange.

theguardian.com

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There are only three people left who are fluent in Nluu, spoken by the San people and South Africa’s original language.

bbc.co.uk

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The signature burger at America’s first vegetarian drive-through has more calories than a Big Mac.

qz.com

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Mexico has broken the world record for the largest guacamole – using 25,000 avocados mashed by 1,000 people and weighing three tonnes.

reuters.com

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The Gobi Desert is twice the size of France.

atlasobscura.com