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l Each year, 30,000-80,000 meteorites land on earth. [Natural History Museum]

l China emits more carbon than the entire EU. [Global Environmental Outlook 2000]

l In 1995, no GM crops were being grown in the US. Today, there are 50m acres of farmland growing them. [Civilization, Aug/Sept 1999]

l Ninety-five per cent of filed documents remain filed forever. [Faster, James Gleick]

l Only 38 per cent of east Germans like living in a democracy, while 43 per cent of west Germans have never been to the former East Germany. [Max]

l Of the world’s languages, 96 per cent…

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