China has overtaken the US as the world’s most prolific publisher of scientific papers.
The average net worth of the speakers at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year is $414.3 million: that of the top ten richest speakers is $16.38 billion.
The average plastic bag only gets used for 12 minutes but takes up to 1,000 years to biodegrade.
Belgian researchers have measured a rooster’s crow at up to 143 decibels – as loud as standing on the deck of an aircraft carrier while jets are taking off.
A dozen competitors in the beauty contest in Saudi Arabia’s month-long Camel Festival have been disqualified because their owners treated them with Botox.
Only 3% of people in India consider themselves ‘thriving’, down from 14% in 2014.