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Drinking in Moldova, the Cuban internet drought and why winning an Oscar could ruin your marriage

By Prospect   May 2011

The average person experiences a micromort (a one in a million chance of dying) by driving 230 miles in a car, riding six miles on a motorbike, travelling 6,000 miles in a train or by taking three flights. The Times, 10th February 2009

The Japanese earthquake moved the country towards the US by 13 feet. It also shifted the Earth’s axis by 6.5 inches and shortened the day by 1.6 microseconds. Yahoo News, 14th March 2011

Best Actress Oscar winners have much shorter marriages (a median duration of 4.3 years) than nominees who do not win (9.5 years). Best Actor…

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