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Brucie & botany, 3G on Everest, and the world's worst football team

By Prospect   March 2011

There is now 3G mobile phone reception at the summit of Mount Everest. Agence France-Presse, 28th October 2010

The average British man was a stone heavier in 2000 than he was in 1986. BBC News website, 27th December 2010

Before the 20th century, no one had lived through a doubling of the human population, but there are people alive today who have seen it triple. National Geographic, January 2011

Village football team Madron FC may be the worst in Britain, having conceded 227 goals in 11 straight games in Cornwall’s Mining League—and lost one match 55-0. Guardian, 29th November 2010

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