FACTS OF THE DAY

January 8th 2018

It was so cold in Florida last week that frozen iguanas fell out of the trees.

washingtonpost.com

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By the end of 2018, China plans to grow potatoes on the far side of the Moon.

zmescience.com

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The new EU rules for financial markets run to 7,000 pages and 1.7 million paragraphs.

qz.com

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No one knows who owns 86,000 properties in the UK (including one worth £215 million) because they are registered to shell companies in overseas tax havens.

qz.com

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The chance of a African dying as a result of surgery is twice as high as the global average: Africa needs up to 50 times as many doctors to cope with the problem.

qz.com

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A new AI in the US can determine whether an area will vote Democrat or Republican based on pickup density.

zmescience.com