FACTS OF THE DAY

January 4th 2018

Iceland has become the first country in the world to make it illegal to pay men more than women for doing the same work

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Shenzhen in China has 16,359 all-electric buses – more than New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Los Angeles and Toronto have buses of any kind combined.

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Although 2017 was the second hottest year on record, record low temperatures on both coasts of North America are now causing sharks to freeze to death.

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New sewbots can make 17 times as many T-shirts per hour as people, but human labour currently remains cheaper.

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The mass protests in Mashhad, Iran’s second largest city, started over a 40% rise in the price of eggs.

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106 days after Hurricane Maria, 45% of Puerto Ricans still don’t have power.

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