According to research at the University of Bristol published in 2010, people with university degrees are more likely to have cats than dogs as pets. The researchers suggest it is because longer working hours leave less time for looking after a dog.
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They were worn by a... MORE
READINGAround one in eight of the world's population cannot read or write.
The average person... MORE
GREENLANDThe area of the European Economic Community (formerly known as the Common Market) was halved... MORE
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SHEEPWith 155 mentions in the Old Testament and 45 in the New, sheep are the... MORE
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FIDELITYItaly's highest court, the Court of Cassation, in 2008 ruled that members of the Carabinieri... MORE
CUBAThe tennis player John McEnroe was born on the day Fidel Castro seized power in... MORE
RAILWAYThe gauge of the tracks on British Rail is equal to the distance between the... MORE
BABIESResearch has shown that men are better than women at detecting the smell of newborn... MORE
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