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In Fact issue 242

Steely determination

By Prospect Team   May 2016

In the past two years alone, China has produced more steel than the total cumulative output of the UK since mass production began in the industrial revolution.

Sky News, 30th March 2016

Every piece of glass on the four-storey exterior of Apple’s new headquarters is curved, requiring the largest pieces of curved glass ever manufactured to be imported from Germany. With a price tag of around $5bn, it may be the most expensive corporate headquarters in history.

1843 magazine, April/May 2016

During the 16th century, you could pay your admission ticket to the zoo in London by bringing a cat…

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