FACTS OF THE DAY

5th April 2018

The ice under Antarctica is melting five times faster than it should be.

livescience.com

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The world’s largest cruise ship is five times the size of the Titanic and longer than The Shard is tall.

wired.co.uk

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The Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the most distant star ever observed – it’s nine billion light-years from Earth.

newatlas.com

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Sumner Redstone, the 94-year-old who controls Viacom and CBS, communicates with an iPad preloaded with clips of his voice saying ‘Yes’, ‘No’ and ‘Fuck You’.

cnbc.com

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The South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug safety has warned people not to add wasps to popular alcoholic cocktails.

reuters.com

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Adele got herself secretly ordained so she could officiate at the wedding of Alan Carr and his long-term partner.

telegraph.co.uk