FACTS OF THE DAY

November 24th

Japanese scientists have discovered that thunder creates radioactivity and lightning produces antimatter.

nature.com

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Researchers at the University of Arkansas have harnessed the random fluctuations of carbon atoms in graphene to power a wristwatch indefinitely.

newatlas.com

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Engineers in a majority of British water companies still unofficially use divining rods to locate underground pipes.

bbc.co.uk

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A team of Australian and Swiss scientists have discovered that male dolphins impress females by giving them sponges as presents.

zmescience.com

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Two men and a dog on a fishing trip in Kimberley, Australia have been rescued after spending four days trapped on the roof of their car by crocodiles.

sky.com

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Drinking up to seven cups of coffee a day (ideally three or four) significantly reduces the chances of dying young.

telegraph.co.uk