FACTS OF THE DAY

February 16th 2018

The massacre of 17 people in Parkland, Florida is the eighth US school shooting in the first seven weeks of this year.

theguardian.com

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A former Donald Trump aide who left the White House in December has said that Vice-President Mike Pence is ‘scary’ and ‘thinks Jesus tells him to say things.’

independent.co.uk

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A homeless man who fell down a drain in Barking and was trapped in the sewers for three days has been pulled from a manhole in Romford, six miles away.

telegraph.co.uk

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An X-ray of a kneeling woman showed up on a Chinese railway station security scanner after she refused to part with her handbag and got on the conveyor belt with it.

bbc.co.uk

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There are 200 meteorites on Earth known to have come from Mars. In 2020, NASA plans to send a slice of one of them back there.

zmescience.com

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A man in Kansas has been told by the authorities that his dog cannot run for Governor.

reuters.com