FACTS OF THE DAY

16th May 2018

A plastic bag has been spotted at the bottom of the Marianas Trench.

nationalgeographic.com

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Scientists at the University of California have injected the memories of one snail into another.

newatlas.com

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A buoy in the ocean off New Zealand has recorded the Southern Hemisphere’s largest ever wave.

newatlas.com

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When the Tibetan mastiff puppy they’d been raising for two years started walking on two legs, a Chinese family realised it was in fact a black bear.

standard.co.uk

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The White House has dismissed the killing of at least 57 Palestinians and the wounding of 2,700 others by Israeli troops in Gaza as ‘unfortunate propaganda’.

nytimes.com

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An 81-year-old Australian with a rare antibody has retired from donating blood. Going every fortnight for 60 years, he has saved the lives of two million babies.

nytimes.com