FACTS OF THE DAY

14 September 2017

To control students, 117 US colleges and universities are given ex-military equipment, including MK-16s, armoured trucks and grenade launchers.

truth-out.org

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A giant lump of fat as long as three football pitches and weighing as much as 10 double-decker buses has been found blocking a sewer in East London.

reuters.com

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Canadian engineers have created software that can tell when you’re driving and texting at the same time.

newatlas.com

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A Coca-Cola bottling plant in Mexico uses over a million litres of water a day.

truth-out.org

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The average Mexican household buys 1,500 litres of bottled water a year.

truth-out.org

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In the Netherlands, one machine operator can milk 150 cows an hour.

nationalgeographic.com