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Britain's most stolen vehicle, history's dullest day, the world's most popular food

By Prospect   August 2011

The most boring day in history was 11th April 1954: a general election was held in Belgium, Turkish academic Abdullah Atalar was born and footballer Jack Shufflebotham died—but that was it.
Daily Telegraph, 26th November 2010

Couples in which one partner commutes for longer than 45 minutes are 40 per cent likelier to divorce.
Slate, 26th May 2011

In 2004, one in seven Pakistani-British men in employment was a taxi driver, cab driver or chauffeur, compared with one in 100 white British men.
Office of National Statistics

Pasta is the world’s most popular food, ahead of meat, rice and pizza.
BBC News website, 15th June 2011

British pupils at private schools were twice more likely than their peers in comprehensives to take maths, physics and chemistry A-level and three times more likely to take foreign languages.
The Guardian datablog, 15th June 2011

Mac owners are 80 per cent more likely to be vegetarians than PC owners.
Hunchblog, 21st April 2011

In the US, 31 per cent of households earn more than $75,000 a year. But 67 per cent of Reform Jewish households and 65 per cent of Hindu households do, compared to 20 per cent or fewer of Pentecostals, Jehovah’s Witnesses and Baptists.
New York Times, 11th May 2011

The Ford Transit is Britain’s most stolen vehicle.
The Mirror, 17th June 2011

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