FACTS OF THE DAY

11 September 2017

Three Category 4 hurricanes making landfall in the same year is unprecedented in modern times.

independent.co.uk

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94% of American tap water contains tiny pieces of plastic too small to be filtered.

qz.com

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The average European shellfish eater ingests 6,400 pieces of micro-plastic a year.

qz.com

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The world’s largest cocoa processor has invented pink chocolate. It’s the first new natural colour since Nestlé devised white chocolate over 80 years ago.

bloomberg.com

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Plants can see, smell, hear, feel, know where they are in the world, have memories and can learn from experience.

atlasobscura.com

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China is developing a train capable of reaching speeds of 2,485 mph.

qz.com

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