This just struck me as mildly interesting. Look at the relative distance between the ‘Home’ and ‘World’ tabs on the BBC News & Fox News websites. First BBC:
Right next door. Even before ‘UK’ and ‘England’. Top billing.
Whoa, that’s a good old gap. On Fox, ‘World News’ is even further away than ‘Leisure’. It’s the “and finally” tucked away at the end, just before the Sports. It’s the crazy stuff that happens off the edge of the map. Don’t worry too much about it. Just some people in silly hats shouting “wakalakalaka”.
I’ve forgotten the statistic about the number of Americans who don’t have passports. I’m going to look it up. [Looks it up]. January 2012 figures: roughly 62% of Americans don’t have a passport. Just under two thirds. The ones that do? Mainly soldiers.