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Eighty per cent of fathers think of Christmas as a “relaxing holiday break”; only 35 per cent of mothers share this view. [Having None of It, Suzanne Franks]

Only 1.5 per cent of the 1,130 graduates of media studies programmes in Britain last year, got jobs as journalists. [Higher Education Careers Service Unit]

The length of time from invention to application of the ball-point pen was 58 years; for the zip fastener it was 32 years. [DTI]

One in 60 men born in Britain in 1953 had a conviction for a sex offence by the time he was 40.…

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