Seven Wonders Of The Week

Things we learned this week

“If everything on earth were rational, nothing would happen”
Fyodor Dostoevsky

The average passenger visits the lavatory 2.4 times in the course of a long-haul flight on a 747

Tycho and Galileo were practising astrologers

Protest movements succeed when they mobilise at least 3.5 per cent of the population

Adults touch their faces sixteen times an hour, on average

Most US dairy cows are descended from just two bulls

Russia’s suicide rate has halved in the past 20 years to a 50-year low

When you get a kidney transplant, the old kidneys are left in place; the new one goes into the pelvis