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In Fact: impress your friends with Prospect’s Trivia file

By Prospect Team   September 2015


Each month we run a set of pointless yet pertinent facts in the magazine. We’ll now be compiling them all here, and we want suggestions from you for future issues; let us know any ideas in the comments or on Twitter.


The UK’s first mobile phone call was made 30 years ago this year, when Ernie Wise rang the Vodafone head office, which was then above a curry shop in Newbury. Vodafone, 31st December 2014 Humans have the same number of hairs on their bodies as chimpanzees. The Guardian, 27th…

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