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Statistical failure 1 13th November 2006

Your “In Fact” list reached a new level of pointlessness in the November issue. “Winston Churchill never visited Australia.” So? Next you will be telling us that Ayatollah Khomeini never wore a top hat.

John Smurthwaite Leeds

Statistical failure 2 20th November 2006 I was surprised to see your “In Fact” column (December) claiming that parmesan cheese is the most shoplifted item in Italy. A lot of parmesan is stolen in Italy, but it is certainly not top of the list.

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