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Shakespeare used a total of 31,534 different words in his works, although 14,376 appeared only once. [Prospect, p14] All eight members of the Qatari weightlifting team at the 2000 Olympics were originally Bulgarian. [The Guardian, 27th September 2000] Belgian water quality is the worst in the world. [New Scientist, 5th March 2003] Nick Drake sold only 4,000 albums during his lifetime. Since his death in 1974, sales have reached nearly 1m. [Channel 4 News, 21st May 2004] Under Ronald Reagan, federal spending in the US increased by 25 per cent. [Slate] Britain’s share of foreign direct investment in the EU…

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