FACTS OF THE DAY

January 19th 2018

More than 26,000 pounds of human excrement is dumped at Mount Everest’s base camp every year.

vice.com

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Britain’s microwave ovens generate as much carbon dioxide as 1.3 million cars.

telegraph.co.uk

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A smartphone has a concentration of gold 25-30 times greater than the best ores.

reuters.com

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The world’s electronic scrap in 2016 contained $67.29 billion-worth of valuable materials.

reuters.com

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Teenagers who watch television with ad breaks in eat up to 500 more junk food snacks a year.

telegraph.co.uk

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The world’s longest underwater cave has been found in Mexico: it’s part of a system 216 miles long.

zmescience.com