FACTS OF THE DAY

March 26th 2018

30,000 one-parent families were made homeless in England in 2017.

bbc.co.uk

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Classrooms in Pennsylvania have been equipped with buckets of stones to throw at armed attackers.

bbc.co.uk

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Ten trillion business cards are printed in the US each year but 88% of them are thrown away within a week of being handed out.

statisticbrain.com

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14 chefs in Ankara have more than doubled the record for the world’s largest baklava. The giant pastry weighed over half a tonne.

reuters.com

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The Austrian parliament has voted against a proposed ban on smoking in bars and restaurants, due to come into force in May.

theguardian.com

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Scientists have devised a way to make paper from cow, horse and elephant dung.

newatlas.com