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By prospect   May 2004

The first written Afrikaans was in Arabic script, not Roman. [Prospect, p73] Britain is now the only major country in the world in which French is the main foreign language taught in schools. [The Times, 8th April 2004] The average European man is now taller than the average American for the first time since 1775. [BBC News Online, 14th April 2004] German GDP per capita is now, for the first time, below the EU average. [The Economist, 27th March 2004] A third of the world’s obese people live in developing countries. [50 Facts that Should Change the World by Jessica…

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