FACTS OF THE DAY

30th November

The world’s third successful penis transplant has taken place in South Africa.

qz.com

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So far this year, the Bangkok Fire and Rescue Department has received 31,801 calls for help to remove snakes.

nytimes.com

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Getting spiders to drink a solution of graphene and carbon nanotubes makes their webs five times stronger.

kottke.org

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DNA analysis of nine samples of supposed yetis from collections around the world by US scientists has found that eight are from bears and one is from a dog.

theguardian.com

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Marine biologists have discovered the world’s deepest dwelling fish: the Mariana snailfish lives further beneath the sea than Mount Everest is high.

newatlas.com

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Books banned in Texas prisons include Freakonomics, The Color Purple and Monty Python’s Big Red Book, whereas Mein Kampf is on the approved list.

dallasnews.com