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In the US there are more Mormons than Jews aged under 45. [Prospect, p22] The French consume more tranquillisers per head than any other nation. [Georges Calvet] Without the black vote, the Democrats would have won the US presidency only once, in 1964. [The Guardian, 18th September 2006] The richest person in mainland China is Zhang Yin, a paper recycling entrepreneur worth $3.4bn. Zhang, the world’s richest self-made woman, is one of 15 billionaires in China. [Financial Times, 10th October 2006] Walt Disney was a direct 22nd-generation descendant of Edward I. [On Royalty by Jeremy Paxman, Viking] There are three…

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