An Eye On... vital statistics
Thursday 02 October 1997
5% of nuisance phone calls are from heavy breathers
23% of men whose parents had divorced fathered a child by the time they were 22 (compared with 13 per cent of men from two-parent families)
25% of women whose parents had separated became teenage mothers (compared with 14 per cent of women from two-parent families)
28% of women snore
55% of 35- to 45-year-olds would prefer to work shorter hours than earn more money.
62% of people aged 35 to 45 are having more fun than they expected when they were in their twenties.
66% of local authorities report that loud music is the major cause of complaints.
92% of men who have had a vasectomy would recommend it to their friends.
Life & Style blogs
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary
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The distress of some Zayn Malik fans is real, and they need support, say experts
Eating quinoa and whole grains every day could help you live longer
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Germanwings plane crash: Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz wanted to 'do something people would remember him for'
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- 2 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
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- 4 Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories
- 5 Zayn Malik quits One Direction: Hundreds of workers request compassionate leave following band member's exit
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