Japan: The Biggest Ever

For neophytes in staging world's fairs, the Japanese did themselves proud. When the lights of Expo '70, Asia's first universal exposition, dimmed in Osaka last week after six months, attendance stood at a record 64,218,770. Ever meticulous about details, the Japanese also reported that: The average visitor spent four hours waiting in lines, meaning that almost a quarter of a billion man-hours were whiled away in queues; there were 48,190 lost children but nearly three times as many lost adults —127,457, mostly rural oldsters; 55 weddings were performed on the fairgrounds and one birth (a boy) occurred; there were...

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