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Sexually active British women who have never had an orgasm:

1,421,000

Major studios' cost of delivering sample movie videos to 4,500 Oscar jury members:

dollars 4,000,000

Supertanker loads of acid-rain-making sulphur dioxide emitted by Drax, North Yorks, electric power station in 1992:

2.65

Spoons of sugar in a large cola soft-drink:

21

Percentage of childhood cancers

which are cured:

50

Level at which human population growth is expected to level off:

14,000,000,000

Average number of children under the age of three treated for dog bites every year:

5,000

British children per available child psychotherapist:

45,000

New shopping malls built per year

in the US:

1,000

Reported promotional budget of Disney's movie Nightmare Before Christmas:

dollars 14,000,000

Women professors of chemistry in the UK:

1

Houses in Birmingham without indoor

lavatory or bathroom:

5,000

Sales of Diane Von Furstenberg's fashion collection in its first two hours displayed on the USA's QVC TV shopping channel:

dollars 1,200,000

Sources: RM/The Full Treatment (programme supplement) Thames TV (10 per cent); Variety 22 November 1993; RM/Friends of the Earth/Dept of Environment statement 8 April 1993 (supertanker 100K t); The Full Treatment (programme supplement) Thames TV; ibid; Prof Sergei Kapitsa, Cambridge University Global Security Programme Information Pack, Dec 1993; The Full Treatment (programme supplement) Thames TV; RM/ Whitaker's Almanack 1994/The Full Treatment (programme supplement) Thames TV 1992 (263 available, mostly in London); Costing The Earth, BBC Radio 4, 18 December 1993; Variety 15 November 1993; Nancy Lane, BBC Radio 4 Start The Week, 20 December 1993; BBC Radio 4 Today, 20 December 1993; MeTV, The Late Show, 15 December 1993.

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