FACTS OF THE DAY

5th December 2017

Half of mental illnesses start before the age of 14.

telegraph.co.uk

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Malaysia makes 63% of the world’s rubber gloves.

aseanbriefing.com

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Cinnamon has been shown to prevent obesity in mice.

newatlas.com

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The Department of the Environment gets through 1,400 disposable cups a day.

independent.co.uk

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NASA has successfully sent a signal 13 billion miles to Voyager I to fire a set of thrusters that haven’t been used for 37 years.

newatlas.com

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Slade’s ‘Merry Christmas Everybody’ earns its writers Noddy Holder and Jim Lea an estimated £500,000 a year.

independent.co.uk