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Databases of footprints found at crimes reveal that Reebok Classics recently displaced Nike Air Max as the favourite footwear of British criminals. [The Sunday Times]

New York City collects more in municipal taxes than Russia collects in federal taxes. [Boris Fyodorov, former finance minister of Russia]

The removal of half a ton of droppings from Nelson’s column in Trafalgar Square costs the city of London about ?35,000 per year. [Merde, Ralph A Lewin]

In Britain, of a total of 400,000 badgers, roughly 50,000 are killed every year on the roads. [Resurgence, March/April 1999]

Since 1992, aid from G7 countries…

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