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]
In 1950, 22 per cent of the world’s population lived in Europe. By…
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