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In Japan, more households have electronic toilet seats than personal computers.

[Japan Almanac 1997]

In 1995, the populations of Europe and Africa were almost exactly equal. In 2050, Africans will outnumber Europeans by more than three to one. [Prospect, page 50]

In 1949, there were 160,000 young Conservatives; today, there are 3,000. [Blue Skies Ahead, Centre for Policy Studies]

According to a survey by Gallup, 58 per cent of Britons believe that Britain did more good than harm to her colonies. [British Public Opinion, Mori, August/September 1997]

In the last five years, the official name of Afghanistan has changed…

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