FACTS OF THE DAY

08 September 2017

The Muppets are to play live at the Hollywood Bowl.

latimes.com

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The Netherlands is the world’s second largest exporter of food.

nationalgeographic.com

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A pilotless glider in Argentina has set a new world altitude record of 52,172 feet.

usatoday.com

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Hurricane Irma contains twice the destructive energy of all the bombs dropped in World War Two.

independent.co.uk

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3122 Florence, the asteroid that buzzed the Earth last week, has two moons. It is the largest asteroid to come so close since records began.

newatlas.com

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To feed the world’s growing population, in the next 40 years we need to grow more food than all the farmers in history have harvested in the past 8,000 years.

nationalgeographic.com