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Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Ten Things: Did You Know...?

Musa Mseleku and his four wives in new reality show in South Africa
Musa Mseleku and his four wives in new reality show/MZANSI MAGIC.

News nuggets picked from the press.

  1. Staylittle, an idyllic Welsh village, had no mobile connectivity or broadband internet until recently.
  2. The boss of British Airways' parent company says that human error caused an IT meltdown that led to travel chaos for 75,000 passengers.
  3. Air conditioning as we know it began in 1902, however it had nothing to do with human comfort but controlling humidity for printing.
  4. An 87-year-old man has been conned by callers who told him that an arrest warrant out on him would be cancelled if he bought £500 in iTunes gift cards at Tesco.
  5. A group of angry zoo investors have fed a live donkey to tigers at a Chinese zoo after a dispute with management.
  6. A top diplomat at the US embassy in Beijing has stepped down, apparently because he disagreed with President Donald Trump's climate change policy.
  7. A new hit reality TV show has restarted a debate over the traditional practice of polygamy in South Africa.
  8. Adrian Fisher is the world's leading maze designer, having created more than 700 mazes across 32 countries since 1979.
  9. According new research you have to earn £134,170 a year to be considered wealthy in the UK.
  10. Tributes have been paid to the Orange Prize-winning writer Helen Dunmore, who has died of cancer at the age of 64.

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