FACTS OF THE DAY

March 27th 2018

Orange snow, tinted by sand from the Sahara, has been falling in Eastern Europe.

bbc.co.uk

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Jellyfish stinging cells explode with an acceleration over a million times greater than a Ferrari.

undark.org

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The Cannes Film Festival has blocked Netflix from competing in the Palme d’Or because the company won’t release its movies in cinemas.

hollywoodreporter.com

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At an average of seven minutes, Iraq has the shortest hitchhiker waiting time in the world; the country with the longest is Sweden at 51 minutes.

nytimes.com

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It’s legal in the Netherlands to buy and sell cannabis but not to grow more than five plants, so coffee shops have to get their supplies from the black market.

nytimes.com

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Britain's two oldest men were both born on the same day in 1908. They have never met but send each other birthday cards.

theguardian.com