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Butterflies taste with their feet. [Toronto Star, 28th May 2002]

Henry David Thoreau once burnt down 300 acres of forest trying to cook a fish he had caught for supper. [The Times, 17th April 2003]

Only 10 per cent of an average classical music concert audience in Britain is under 34. [The Guardian, 8th May 2003]

In 2002, only 14 foreign refugees were granted permission to live in Japan. [BBC]

China ($325bn a year) now exports more goods than Britain ($275.9bn). [The Times, 24th April 2003]

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