FACTS OF THE DAY

19 October 2017

The US mattress market is worth $14 billion a year.

fastcompany.com

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The Financial Conduct Authority has said that over four million people in Britain are having difficulty paying their monthly bills.

reuters.com

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Jeremy the left-handed snail has been found dead in the lab fridge where he was kept at night. He probably died of old age.

nytimes.com

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Zebrafish dropped into a new tank that head for the bottom half are depressed; those who swim in the top half are happy.

nytimes.com

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A signed $10 million bust of Napoleon by Rodin, missing since the 1930s, has been found. It’s been on display in a New Jersey town hall the whole time.

nj.com

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A man in Tucson, Arizona trying to kill spiders with a blowtorch has accidentally burned down his trailer home. It took 23 fire fighters 11 minutes to put it out.

telegraph.co.uk