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Per capita, the United States employs many more prison guards than the rest of the world, and 35 per cent fewer police. [Marginal Revolution, 26th April 2016]

Since David Cameron became Prime Minister, the amount that MPs claim in expenses each year has risen 43 per cent. [Guardian, 17th May 2016]

Nigeria has more top-200 Scrabble players than any other country; Nigerian Wellington Jighere became world champion in November. [Wall Street Journal, 19th May 2016]

Japan has more electric car charging spots (including private ones) than petrol stations. [Transportevolved.com, 17th March 2015]

A typical 25-year-old made $43,000 in New York…

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