FACTS OF THE DAY

22nd May 2018

Before he became a billionaire, Roman Abramovich ran a company that made plastic ducks.

thetimes.co.uk

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The residents of Fisher Island off the coast of Florida have an average income of $2.5 million a year.

cnbc.com

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Missouri has become the first US state to make it illegal to label plant-based or lab-grown food as ‘meat’.

newatlas.com

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A new Kickstarter-funded company has produced tetrapod-shaped soap that is easier to grip when wet.

newatlas.com

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Almost 200 journalists in Italy live under police protection because their reporting angered the Mafia.

nytimes.com

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Octopuses are so different genetically from their ancestors that a group of 33 international scientists has suggested they may be aliens from outer space.

qz.com