FACTS OF THE DAY

January 24th 2018

China has overtaken the US as the world’s most prolific publisher of scientific papers.

zmescience.com

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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.

verdict.co.uk

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The average plastic bag only gets used for 12 minutes but takes up to 1,000 years to biodegrade.

theoutline.com

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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.

zmescience.com

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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.

reuters.com

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Only 3% of people in India consider themselves ‘thriving’, down from 14% in 2014.

forbes.com