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