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1,248 books on 9/11 have been published. [The Independent, 11th September 2006]

Of the trillions of cells in a typical human body, only about one in ten is human. The rest are microbial. [New York Times magazine, 13th August 2006]

The average Japanese has sexual intercourse 45 times a year, compared with the global average of 103. [Japan Times, 22nd June 2006]

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