FACTS OF THE DAY

November 9th 2017

Electricity cables in the US hum in B flat; in Europe, they hum in G.

zmescience.com

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In a new work at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, a soprano sings the A above high C for the first time.

nytimes.com

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A woman in Tyneside has found a cyst inside her pet beagle’s ear that bears an uncanny resemblance to Donald Trump.

rare.us

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The Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh has been converted into the world’s most luxurious prison, housing 11 arrested princes and the 45th richest man in the world.

qz.com

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A study at Cambridge University has found that sheep can tell the difference between Fiona Bruce and Emma Watson.

telegraph.co.uk

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Over 300,000 people in Britain - equivalent to the population of Newcastle – are currently homeless. Homelessness has increased by 34% since the 2010 election.

independent.co.uk