FACTS OF THE DAY

November 3rd 2017

A poll of 3,400 Americans has found that 59% of them consider this to be the lowest point in their country’s history that they can remember.

bloomberg.com

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Only 4.8% of writers on American TV shows are black, and more than two-thirds of TV shows have no black writers at all. (12% of the US population is black.)

hollywoodreporter.com

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Scientists using cosmic ray imaging to scan the Great Pyramid of Giza have found a huge mysterious cavity deep inside it that no one knew was there.

independent.co.uk

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Researchers at a university in Shanghai have invented printable invisible ink.

zmescience.com

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Sea slugs are the first known creatures to practice kleptopredation, where an animal gets two meals in one by eating another that has itself just eaten.

newatlas.com

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An Australian couple on a TV game show lost A$466,000 by failing to name Wellington the capital of New Zealand. He said Christchurch, she said Auckland.

stuff.co.nz