FACTS OF THE DAY

16th April 2018

Sweden has opened the world’s first electrified road, which charges e-vehicles as they drive along.

zmescience.com

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Mark Zuckerberg’s two-day grilling by Congress resulted in a rise in his personal wealth of $3.2 billion.

economist.com

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An estimated 16 million tons of rare earth elements, discovered under the seabed in Japanese coastal waters, are enough to supply the world ‘virtually forever’.

zmescience.com

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A new study has found hand-dryers in public toilets blow fecal bacteria all round the room, increasing its growth tenfold and spreading it evenly over your hands.

zmescience.com

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Synthetic urine – a hot seller online and at American truck stops – has been made illegal by four US states because it is used to cheat at drug tests.

livescience.com

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Police in Paris have seized 13 tons of mini Eiffel Tower souvenirs and arrested three people for planning to sell them without a licence.

cleveland.com