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One in five pupils who took the basic science GCSE this year believes the Sun orbits the Earth. And one in ten of those taking the same exam did not know that a rechargeable battery could be used more than once. (Daily Mail, 1st November 2008)

One in every 12,500,000 spam emails gets a response. At this response rate, researchers estimate that hackers controlling a network of one million PCs will still make about £4,430 a day or £2.21m a year. (Techradar.com, 10th November 2008)

The US government directly owns nearly 30 per cent of its total territory.…

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