FACTS OF THE DAY

February 22nd 2018

People who are overweight in their 70s live longer than those who aren’t.

zmescience.com

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The risk of premature death is decreased by a daily two cups of coffee (10%), exercise (11%), two glasses of wine (18%) and two hours of hobbies (21%).

zmescience.com

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The official new lobster emoji drew criticism after it was shown with only eight legs instead of the correct ten: two extra legs have since been added.

bloomberg.com

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A rare copy of the US Declaration of Independence – only 51 are known – has been found in a cardboard box in Texas: it’s in better condition than the original.

washingtonpost.com

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Like the US, until 1996 Australia was dogged by mass shootings. But they had a gun amnesty, destroyed 700,000 firearms and haven’t had another one since.

citylab.com

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Half of San Francisco’s annual $60 million budget for ‘Street Environmental Services’ goes on cleaning up human faeces and drug addict’s needles.

nbcbayarea.com