84% of Catholics approve of Pope Francis; 9% disapprove (up from 4% in 2014).
The world’s oldest message in a bottle has been found on a beach in Perth, Australia. It was thrown overboard from a German ship on 12 June 1886.
Part of the skull of ‘the world’s oldest Dutchwoman’, found in the sea off the coast of the Netherlands in 2013, has been carbon dated to 13,000 years old.
The US reality show, ABC TV’s The Bachelor, has been criticised for tracking the menstrual cycles of female contestants to catch them at their most emotional.
A 24-year-old man arrested in England, suspected of having smuggled drugs by swallowing them, has withheld the evidence by refusing to excrete for 43 days.
Firearms are far more strictly regulated in the US military than they are among the civilian population.