10 things we learned this week

Sex parties are expensive, teaching computers with cat videos and why bankers are boosting the public sector headcount.

by Rachel Savage
Last Updated: 21 Mar 2014

1. An Airbnb rental used to host an ‘XXX Freak Fest’ cost the flat's tenant $87,000.

2. Convenience stores are the biggest newcomers on the high street.

3. Flappy Bird will be back. ‘But not soon.’

4. Google is using cat videos to develop a programme that will recognise the furry felines.

5. Next’s profits have overtaken Marks & Spencer’s for the first time.

6. RBS and Lloyds’ employees are counted as public sector workers by the government.

7. There are around 45 million fake £1 coins in circulation.

8. 95% of cash machines run on Windows XP.

9. South Korea spends more than twice what the UK does on R&D, as a % of GDP.

10. The Rubik’s Cube world record is 3.253 seconds.

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