FACTS OF THE DAY

7th December 2017

Despite Donald Trump’s hard-line immigration policy, US border arrests have fallen to their lowest level since 1971.

telegraph.co.uk

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A survey of 1.8 million office projects and 28 million individual tasks has found that the most productive time of the year is 11am on a Monday in October.

priceonomics.com

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Two 240-year-old letters containing details of life in 18th-century Spain have been found inside the hollow buttocks of a statue of Jesus.

nationalgeographic.com

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Some districts in the US have a maximum IQ score for admission into the police, on the grounds that very bright people would find the work too boring and leave.

abcnews.com

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Depeche Mode, a British 80s band that has never has a No. 1 US hit, is currently selling more concert tickets than either Ed Sheeran or Justin Bieber.

bloomberg.com

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The bitcoin mining network uses more energy in a year than 150 of the world’s countries. By July 2019, it will use more electricity in a year than the entire USA.

grist.org