FACTS OF THE DAY

January 17th 2018

A wolf has been spotted in Belgium for the first time in 100 years.

zmescience.com

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A Chinese AI, competing in a global reading comprehension test with more than 100,000 questions, has narrowly beaten humans for the first time.

zmescience.com

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The USA is the most expensive nation in the world in which to have children. On average, hospitals charge $32,093 for an uncomplicated normal birth.

theguardian.com

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The United Arab Emirates has built the world’s largest desalinated water reserve under the desert. It took 26 months to fill up, at a rate of billion litres a month.

qz.com

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PSA, the French motor manufacturing group that owns Peugeot, Citroen, Opel and Vauxhall, sold 444,600 cars to Iran last year.

reuters.com

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A 34-year-old man, with a 30-year habit of holding in sneezes, admitted himself to Leicester Royal Infirmary a week ago after blowing a hole in his neck.

zmescience.com