FACTS OF THE DAY

27 September 2017

80% of ‘Close Door’ buttons in lifts don’t work – the doors are programmed to close on a timer and the buttons only give users the illusion of control.

nytimes.com

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No one knows why Chad – a key US ally in the fight against terrorism – was included in Donald’s Trump’s latest travel ban.

buzzfeed.com

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Wal-Mart is testing new smart-phone technology in Silicon Valley that allows delivery workers to unload groceries directly into the customer’s fridge.

latimes.com

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Midlands hospital bosses summoned to London to discuss their A&E performance were forced to chant ‘We Can Do This’ by a senior NHS official.

theguardian.com

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French scientists have brought a man who had been in a vegetative state for 15 years back to consciousness by electrically stimulating his nervous system.

newatlas.com

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Two London designers are growing and selling furniture made of fungus.

qz.com