FACTS OF THE DAY

February 6th 2018

As of yesterday, the Berlin Wall has been down for longer than it was up.

economist.com

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Tens of thousands of structures found under the Guatemalan jungle suggest the Mayan Empire was up to three times larger than previously thought.

washingtonpost.com

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The two giant boring machines that have just completed tunneling work on the extension of the London Underground’s Northern Line are called Helen and Amy.

tfl.gov.uk

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Almost one in five Scottish women say they have experienced being too poor to afford tampons, resorting to using toilet paper, rags and old socks instead.

theguardian.com

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The UK’s highest paid CEO is a woman: Denise Coates of gambling company Bet365 paid herself £217 million last year.

theguardian.com

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The Guardian has revealed that two Freemason’s lodges – for MPs, peers and political journalists – are secretly operating at Westminster.

theguardian.com