FACTS OF THE DAY

23rd April 2018

King Mswati III has changed the name of his country from Swaziland to eSwatini (‘land of the Swazis’) to avoid it being mistaken for Switzerland.

reuters.com

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Norway’s national transport regulator has asked recent high school graduates not to celebrate by having sex on traffic roundabouts.

reuters.com

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The Tennessee National Guard has sacked a colonel and a sergeant after he took her oath of allegiance as she mimed it with a dinosaur glove puppet on her hand.

washingtonpost.com

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A St. Bernard operated on after a CT scan showed lumps in her stomach and on her spleen was found not to have cancer but to have eaten four teddy bears.

bbc.co.uk

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US Scientists have made a new form of ‘superionic’ ice that is solid and liquid at the same time, 60 times denser than ordinary ice and almost as hot as the Sun.

livescience.com

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Asda has apologised to an online shopper after accidentally charging her £930.11 for a single banana.

independent.co.uk