FACTS OF THE DAY

18th December 2017

The largest poll majority so far in favour of staying in the EU is caused by people who didn’t vote in the referendum changing their minds, not by those who did.

reuters.com

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The electronic waste discarded in 2016 weighed as much as nine Great Pyramids of Giza, 4,500 Eiffel Towers, or 1.23 million fully loaded 18-wheel 40-ton trucks.

zmescience.com

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New research from the University of California San Diego has shown that human touch can detect differences no thicker than a single molecule.

zmescience.com

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Cinemas are to re-open in Saudi Arabia next year, after a ban lasting 35 years.

qz.com

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The Simpsons predicted Disney’s takeover of Fox as long ago as 1998.

qz.com

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There are 40 billionaires in Kenya, and 40 million beggars.

jacobinmag.com