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By Prospect   December 2009

In China, women can only marry at age 20 and men at age 22. The Times, 28th August 2009

“Definitely” is the most commonly misspelt word in the English language, with Britons regularly writing it as “definately.” Daily Mail, 15th June 2009

Sales of extra-large condoms in Tesco are higher in Glasgow than anywhere else in Britain. Daily Express, 2nd September 2009

Britain produced 91,723 scientific papers in 2009—just under 8 per cent of the world’s total, and third only to the US and China. BBC News website, 2nd October 2009

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