FACTS OF THE DAY

January 16th 2018

A study by three US universities of 5,500 American adolescents has found that friends are genetically much more similar to each other than to strangers.

independent.co.uk

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Hawaii suffered 38 minutes of panic over the weekend after a wrongly pressed button set off an alert warning of an incoming ballistic missile attack.

theguardian.com

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The president of Sri Lanka has blocked a government move to allow women to buy alcohol legally – something they have not be able to do for over 60 years.

bbc.com

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The first public screening of a movie for 35 years has taken place in Saudi Arabia. Cinemas were banned in the kingdom in the early 80s.

reuters.com

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Black has overtaken white as the UK’s favourite car colour because drivers are too busy to wash their vehicles.

telegraph.co.uk

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During World War Two, gemstones were removed from the Crown Jewels for safekeeping and buried in a biscuit tin at Windsor Castle.

bbc.co.uk

 

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