FACTS OF THE DAY

27th April 2018

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have found a new way to learn skills twice as fast.

curiosity.com

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Kim Jong Un travels everywhere with his own personal lavatory, to avoid interested parties gleaning sensitive information about his health.

washingtonpost.com

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German archaeologists have carbon dated a 17-foot-tall wooden sculpture of a human figure found in a bog in Russia at more than twice as old as the Pyramids.

livescience.com

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Recipients of the Légion d’Honneur include Vladimir Putin, Harvey Weinstein, Manuel Noriega, Lance Armstrong, Marshal Pétain and Bashar al-Assad.

nytimes.com

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Countries with the death penalty have almost twice as many murders per head as those without it.

theguardian.com

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The Amazon is twice the size of India.

inverse.com