National Post

THE HALF-DOZEN MOST INTERESTIN­G FACTS AND FIGURES BRENT BAMBURY FOUND THIS WEEK

- Brent Bambury’s Day 6, a showcase for stories like these, airs Saturdays at 10 a.m. (10:30 a.m. NT) on CBC Radio One. Full podcasts at cbc.ca/day6.

1 A priceless fragment of Greek papyrus from 250- 350 A. D. bearing lines from the Gospel of John was offered for sale on eBay for $ 99.

Source: nytimes. com 2 The Beatles White Album first edition copies were numbered, and No. 0000001, owned by Ringo Starr, sold at auction for a record $790,000. Source: news. artnet. com 3 A study suggests paying American donors $ 45,000 for a kidney would save h- undreds of thou sands in dialysis costs per recipient. Source: bostonglob­e. com 4 Linz, Austria removed pedestrian crossing lights depicting same sex couples holding hands saying the inclusive message was a “misuse” of the signals. Source: bbc. com 5 Tech giant Ericsson predicts more interactio­n with objects w-ith artificial intelli gence could lead to the obsolescen­ce of smart phones in five years.

Source: thelocal. se 6 A man suing the Metropolit­an Museum of Art for displaying Renaissanc­e masterpiec­es showing Jesus as white says they are “racist” and “Aryan.” Source: news. artnet. com

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