FACTS OF THE DAY

5th June 2018

All-time heat records were set everywhere in the world last week.

washingtonpost.com

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Dogs are more frightened of fireworks than of gunshots or thunderstorms.

curiosity.com

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Scientists from the University of Cambridge may have found the loneliness gene.

newatlas.com

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The combined balance sheets of the four biggest UK banks are two and a half times bigger than the UK economy.

lrb.co.uk

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A Chinese company has developed a laser rifle that can fire 1,000 shots in a row and set fire to a target half a mile a way in complete silence.

livescience.com

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A main examination board has been fined £175,000 by the regulator for mixing up Capulets and Montagues in a GSCE English question on Romeo and Juliet.

telegraph.co.uk