FACTS OF THE DAY

November 14th 2017

Britain is now the most obese nation in Europe. Obesity rates have doubled in the last 20 years, faster than any other developed country in the world.

zmescience.com

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An Orthodox rabbi in Glasgow has created a Kosher Tartan for Scottish Jews.

atlasobscura.com

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Sales of black market cigarettes in New York cost the state government $1.63 billion a year in lost tax revenues.

nypost.com

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Boris Johnson’s 77-year-old father Stanley has arrived in Australia to appear as a contestant on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here.

telegraph.co.uk

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260 million years ago, before the first dinosaurs appeared, Antarctica was covered in lush forests.

zmescience.com

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The short-nosed fruit bat is the only species other than humans and bonobos known to have oral sex.

journals.plos.org