FACTS OF THE DAY

9th May 2018

The latest poll in Ireland shows a record 92% support for staying in the EU.

independent.co.uk

At its annual leadership conference last week, the National Rifle Association banned guns.

independent.co.uk

A survey by University College London has found that one in eight Britons is still a virgin at 26. If those who refused to answer are included, it’s one in six.

standard.co.uk

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Kew Gardens is seeking a mate for the world’s loneliest plant. The male Wood’s cycad is the only known example of the species on Earth.

mentalfloss.com

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A 25-storey building in Manhattan is spray-coated with new material that not only makes it self-cleaning but gives it the air-purifying power of 500 trees.

qz.com

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A team of scientists from Yale University has partially reanimated the brains of 100 recently decapitated pigs.

bigthink.com