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A garden worm has five pairs of hearts. [Cornell University] More than 10m people in the UK suffer from constipation – a third of them permanently. [The Independent “Review,” 15th September 2003] The annual budget for the UN’s core functions is about $1.25bn – roughly what the Pentagon spends in 32 hours. [Foreign Policy, September/October 2003] In April 1978, 77 per cent of people said they were satisfied with the way Denis Healey was doing his job as chancellor – more than 20 per cent more than any chancellor since. [Mori British Public Opinion Newsletter, spring 2003] In 2002, Britain…

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