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By prospect   April 2002

In the US, 75 per cent of boys believe they will be earning $1m a year by the time they reach 40. [The Observer, 3rd February 2002]

Based on market capitalisation, the entire American steel industry could be acquired for $7 billion. [Bloomberg News]

In Britain, 313m dinner parties and social gatherings are hosted each year. [The Observer, 3rd March 2002]

Cambridge University Press only removed the date of creation of the world (4004 BC) from its edition of the Bible in 1900. [Aeons, Martin Gorst, 4th Estate]

In 2000, 2,200 British girls aged 14 or under became…

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