0: Number of people who signed up for a Leeds University course on the works of Catherine Cookson.
2: Times Diana uttered the name "Charles" in her Panorama interview.
8: Cups of tea drunk each day by the average inhabitant of Dagenham - the tea-drinking capital of Britain.
23: Percentage of British men who wash their hands before making love.
27: Percentage of British company directors who came close to knowing the Bank of England lending rate.
70: O-levels passed by Francis Thomason of West London, who stressed the importance of comfortable slippers when taking exams.
78: Percentage of male accountants who consider themselves "fitting consorts" for Elizabeth Hurley.
100: Sacks of cement a villager in Java was ordered to pay as punishment for committing incest with his daughter.
173: Environmental treaties recorded in the Worldwatch "Vital Signs 1995" report.
229: Xerox copies made for each of the 35,000 delegates to the UN Women's Conference in Peking.
6,250: Number of people per public lavatory in Guangzhou, China, after the installation of 200 extra portable toilets.
6,563: Establishments offering sexual services in Thailand according to a government survey in January.
8,300: People per public lavatory in Guangzhou, before the installation of 200 extra portable toilets.
13,000: Times the word "glove" was spoken at the OJ
15,000: Times the word "blood" was used at the trial.
52,000: Books Duncan Jevons stole from shops, libraries, universities, museums and churches over the past 30 years.
2,367,234: Malaysian 20-sen coins used in setting a new world record of 55.63km for the longest line of coins.
4,985,567,071,200: Figure (in dollars) at which the US national debt clock stopped when the budget dispute put a brake on government spending.
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