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Emotional overeating, underpaid grads and the spawn of George Foreman

By Prospect   October 2011

In the US, thefts of dogs are up 50 per cent this year and have more than trebled since the start of the recession. American Kennel Club

One in five British graduates (1.34m) are earning less than the median wage for someone educated to A-level standard. Office for National Statistics

In the 11 Olympic running events contested by both sexes since the 1980s, the men’s world records are an average of seven years old, the women’s an average of 20 years old. Slate, 25th August 2011

Britain has 800 self-storage facilities, the same as the rest of Europe put together.…

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