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The French sleep as much as nine hours a night—more than any other nation in the world. The French also spend up to two hours a day sitting down to eat—again, more than any other country. (Society at a Glance, OECD) The number of children taken to hospital with stab wounds has risen 72 per cent in the past decade, while the number treated for gunshot wounds fell 30 per cent. (Daily Telegraph, 22nd March 2009) The average British household contains 2.4 televisions, 1.6 computers, 2.4 videogame consoles, 3 mobiles and 2.2 MP3 players. (Metro, 5th May 2009) French women…

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