FACTS OF THE DAY

February 1st 2018

Less than 5% of the world’s population lives in a genuine democracy.

economist.com

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Scientists have discovered that orcas can mimic human speech.

zmescience.com

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The share price of Capita, a government outsourcing rival to the bankrupt Carillion, has fallen by 42% - wiping £970 million pounds off its market value.

reuters.com

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It’s been revealed that the decision to name a Sydney ferry Ferry McFerryface was not voted for by the public but chosen by the Transport Minister.

theguardian.com

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Italian police have arrested a 56-year-old postman in Vicenza after discovering half a tonne of undelivered mail dating back to 2010 stashed in his garage.

reuters.com

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There are only 40 cardiologists in Kenya – one per 1.2 million people.

nytimes.com

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