| Wednesday, November 03, 2004
| NUMBERS.... NUMBERS .... NUMBERS .... NUMBERS !!!!
|(taken from the NOTEBOOK of TIMEMAG)
1 INCH. Increase in the average height of American from 1960 to 2002, to 5ft. 9 in. for men and 5 ft. 4 in. for women.
25 POUNDS. Increase in the average weight of the Americans over the same time period, to 191 lbs. for men and 164 lbs for women.
$30 BILLION Revenue so far this year from Afghanistan's opium production, which feeds 95 percent of Europe's heroin addiction.
$7 Daily wage for opium laborers in Afganistan, twice the average daily pay for unskilled labor in that country.
328 Number of exonerations of falsely convicted U.S. prisoners since 1989; about half of those since 1999 have been based on DNA evidence.
11 Average number of years a falsely convicted prisoner spends behind bars before being exonerated, according to a University of Michigan study.
$137 Billion Amount in tax breaks that will go to companies as a result of a tax bill by Congress.
$44 Million Amount in tarriffs on Chinese ceiling fans to be eliminated over two years by the bill, giving a boosts to the Home Depot, which imports the fans.
51.2 Million Number of viewers who watched last presidential debate.
$10 Million. Amount the USDA Forest Service says it plans to bill a teenager who inadvertently started a 16,000 acre wildfire in Washington State in August.
$150. Cost of the spark arrester that should have been installed in the off-road vehicle that officials believe started the blaze.
$24,675. Sale price of a 1941 Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon, a commercial-auction record for a standard-size bottle of California wine, purchased by film director Francis Ford Coppola's son, Roman.
$1.49. Retail price of the same bottle when it was first on sale.
$55. Price of a one-day pass to Disney World.
100,000/ 2001 estimate of the total number of genes in the human genome.
20,000/ Revised estimate of the total number of genes in the human genome.
13,600/ Estimated number of genes in the fruit-fly genome.
$360,000. Winning bid of cabdriver Mohammed Shah for a taxi medallion, the highest amount ever paid for an individual cab license in New York City.
$10. Cost of a New York City taxi medallion in 1937, the year the licenses were introduced.
|posted by infraternam meam @ 11:58 PM