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5: Number of months that the Hong Kong Tourism Board has been running ads tagged, “Hong Kong will take your breath away.” That slogan was quickly reconceived due to the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which started in China, moved to Hong Kong and has spread around the world. Shortness of breath is one of the main symptoms of SARS. The new line is, “There’s no place like Hong Kong.”

4-foot-11 – Maximum height of actors attending a casting call in New York last Tuesday for Knee-High P.I., Comedy Central’s planned detective comedy starring little people. According to a “fact sheet” from the network, “Knee-High P.I. is the bargain of the century. Hank Dingo is half the size and twice the service. Dingo, a thirtysomething height-challenged private eye, is charming, abrasive, manipulative and, most importantly, hilarious. Viewers will follow Dingo on his missions; Dingo’s methods are unrefined, his behavior is totally unpredictable, and yet he always manages to solve the crime and get the girl.”

Sources: The Wall Street

Journal Europe, New York Observer