The Book of Numbers: The Ultimate Compendium of Facts about Figures

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Metro, 2000 - Reference - 312 pages
This entertaining reference book is for anyone interested in numbers,rithmetical coincidences, statistics and random information. How many acresf pizza are eaten daily in the USA? How many accidents involving tea cosiesere recorded in Britain in 1993? What is the mystical significance of theumber twenty-two? How long is an aardvark's tongue?;This collection of factsbout figures is arranged in numerical order, from zero - the number of timeshe word "Bible" occurs in the works of Shakespeare - to 4,985,567,071,200 -he amount of dollars of US national debt when the clock stopped near Timesquare, New York, on 14 November 1995. As a work of reference, it is designedo answer any question beginning with the words "How many...?", particularlyuestions that you would never have thought of asking in the first place.

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