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Doris Lessing is the aunt of Gregor Gysi, an east German lawyer who until recently led the PDS, the successor party to East Germany’s ruling Socialist Unity party. (German embassy in London) There are over 60 people with the first name “Hitler” in Venezuela. (New York Times, 5th September 2007) There have been only two reported sightings of the Loch Ness monster so far this year and there were only three in 2006. A decade ago the numbers were consistently in the high teens. (The Times, 29th september 2007) 60 per cent of all Porsches ever built are still on…

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