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In 2005, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince sold more copies in one day than did Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code that year. [The Independent, 10 June 2007]

About 70 per cent of Chinese students who leave to study abroad don’t return. [Richard Spencer, Daily Telegraph blog, 15th June 2007]

A late 1940s survey found that 49 per cent of Britons couldn’t name a single British colony. [Austerity Britain 1945-51, by David Kynaston]

Elgar was the only major composer who mastered the bassoon. [The Spectator, 9th June 2007]

20 per cent more babies were born in Berlin in…

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