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In Britain, about 30 per cent of graduate women born in the early 1960s entered their forties childless. For graduate women born in 1970, the expected figure is 40 per cent. [Prospect, page 32]

Thomas Jefferson invented the swivel chair. [Houston Chronicle, 18th February 2006]

Per capita, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer each week in Scotland than in Australia. [The Guardian, 24th February 2006]

Senegal’s only athlete at the Winter Olympics, competing as an alpine skier, has never been to Senegal. [Reuters]

82 per cent of British people think “community involvement” is a good…

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