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Only 3 per cent of hedge funds are run by women. But in the last nine years, female-managed hedge funds have outperformed male-managed ones by 55 per cent. Bloomberg.com

Humphry Davy’s lectures at the Royal Institution in the early 1800s were so popular that Albemarle Street was made into London’s first one-way road to ease carriage congestion. “The Philosophical Breakfast Club” by Laura J Snyder

More than half of California children are now of Hispanic origin. US Census Bureau

For the first time, more girls (4,330) than boys (3,796) became scouts in the past year. Daily Mail, 15th April 2011

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