FACTS OF THE DAY

12 October 2017

A new study has shown that offshore wind farms in the North Atlantic could produce enough energy to power the whole world.

newatlas.com

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A man in a shark costume has been arrested by Austrian police and fined for breaking the ban on covering the face in public, which became law on October 1.

politico.eu

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The US men’s national football team has failed to qualify for the World Cup after losing 2-1 to Trinidad and Tobago.

espn.co.uk

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The average age of the World’s Most Beautiful people, as listed annually in People magazine, has risen from just over 33 in 1990 to almost 39 in 2017.

telegraph.co.uk

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Oxford is planning to become the first place in the UK to ban all petrol and diesel vehicles (including buses and taxies) from its city centre.

telegraph.co.uk

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Two teams of scientists in France and Scotland claim to have found half the missing matter in the universe.

newscientist.com