FACTS OF THE DAY

November 23rd

Prairie voles can drink the equivalent of 15 bottles of wine a day.

nationalgeographic.com

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75% of the rubber produced in the world is used for vehicle tyres.

ilocis.org

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Researchers have trained an AI algorithm to spot forged paintings by analysing artists’ brushstrokes. It can identify Picassos and Matisses with 100% accuracy.

qz.com

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A Japanese start up is to create an artificial meteor shower over Hiroshima in 2019, using mini-satellites that fire hundreds of tiny alloy pellets.

newatlas.com

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A California man in a rocket built from scrap metal is to launch himself 1,800 feet into the air and fly 500 miles over the Mojave Desert to prove the Earth is flat.

washingtonpost.com

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Elon Musk has said he hates turtlenecks so much he would use his dying breath to get one off his body and throw it as far away as possible.

qz.com