'There are 9 million bicycles in Beijing..and that's a fact' sings the luscious Katie Melua. Babe that she is, I doubt the veracity of this bold statement. The actual population of the Chinese capital is over 16m which means there are around 7 million cycle-less persons, which having been to Beijing myself I think unlikely. Secondly, it would've been better to have sung' There are an estimated 9 million..' or 'There are 9 million... give or take a few thousand' . I doubt there would be excatly 9 million bicycles.
I also take umbrage at advice from singers on self improvment and other such matters, the cheek of it. Fr'instance, M People said that 'you've got to search for the hero inside yourself', what! and probably put yourself in grave danger. Or maybe the lyrics are advice to drug mules and it's 'you've got to search for the heroin 'side yourself'.
Who else needs to be brought up short on factual inaccuracy or ill thought advice?
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