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Sunday, 29th Jan 2012 by Graham Woodruff

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Waitrose sells bottled water from Fiji. Fiji is approximately 10,000 miles from the nearest Waitrose. Fiji Water was started so that they didn't have to import bottled water from Europe! Is this a record? more >

One fifth of all the world’s international air passengers fly to or from an airport in the UK. more >

To generate the same amount of electricity, nuclear power production creates up to 50% more greenhouse gases than wind power. more >

Nearly 80% of 24-34 year olds are afraid of spiders. Among the over-65s, the figure is only 44%. more>

Vultures keep cool by urinating on themselves and waiting for it to evaporate. If attacked will defend themselves by projectile vomiting. more>

It takes 75kg of raw materials to make, deliver and package a new UK mobile phone. Almost 15 million are thrown away in Britain every year. more>

Suspected to be an early effect of global warming, the total biomass of squid and other cephalopods now exceeds that of the human race. more>

For every litre of oil that is found, six are consumed. more>

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