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It is forbidden to die in the Norwegian town of Longyearbyen. (From our own correspondent, BBC Radio 4, 12th July 2008) In England, 57 per cent of children aged five to 12 have visited Spain and 54 per cent France. But only 44 per cent have visited Wales and 39 per cent Scotland. (Travelodge) China is now the world’s sixth largest wine producer. (Slate, 8th August 2008) Charlie Chaplin once entered a Charlie Chaplin lookalike contest— and failed to make the finals. (Snopes.com) There are around 600 breweries producing real ale in Britain— twice as many as 15 years ago.…

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