FACTS OF THE DAY

24 October 2017

It is illegal to own a pig in New York City.

nytimes.com

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Government figures estimate that UK creative industries contribute £9.5 million an hour to the economy.

sky.com

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Sleeping sickness in Kenyan cattle can be reduced by 80% by giving them antelope-scented cow-collars: tsetse flies are repelled by the smell of antelopes.

newatlas.com

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A bear in Myanmar has had its tongue removed after it became so swollen from an unknown disease that it weighed half a stone and dragged along the ground.

telegraph.co.uk

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People who have taken psychedelic drugs are statistically less likely to commit serious crimes like theft or assault, but more likely to sell or use illegal drugs.

qz.com

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A letter from a doomed passenger on the Titanic, written the day before sailing, has sold for a record £126,000. His wife survived the disaster.

sky.com

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