FACTS OF THE DAY

5 October 2017

The library at Balmoral is heated by a two-bar electric fire.

telegraph.co.uk

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The Tudors invented flat-pack furniture centuries before IKEA.

telegraph.co.uk

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The population of Qatar is 2.6 million, of whom nearly 90% are migrant workers.

independent.co.uk

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The Netherlands is the world’s largest producer of seeds.

hollandalumni.nl

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An eight-year-old St Bernard from Sioux Falls, South Dakota has broken the Guinness World Record for the dog with the world’s longest tongue.

telegraph.co.uk

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Toire no Hanako-san is a Japanese ghost that haunts school lavatories.

atlasobscura.com