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    The 15 Greatest Understatements Of All Time

    It is not, perhaps, entirely surprising that more than half of these people are British.

    1. The mildly important scientific discovery.

    2. The malfunction.

    3. The unfavorable development.

    4. The problem with the ships.

    5. The friendly encounter.

    6. The "problem."

    7. The mess-up.

    8. The fast man.

    9. The cause for distress.

    10. The afternoon stroll.

    11. The sticky situation.

    12. The ungenerous act.

    13. The serious evening.

    14. The depressing outlook.

    15. The tight corner.