Twitter heroin and Garth Brooks The week in numbers

first_imgEVERY WEEK, offers a selection of statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.511 million – The amount in dollars that Twitter lost in just three months. Shares in the company dropped by 13 per cent upon the release of the news.400,000 – The approximate number of people in Ireland who bought tickets to see Garth Brooks play in Croke Park, which works out at 8.7 per cent of the population.395,000 – The number of people who have viewed Panti’s video about homophobia in Irish society since it was uploaded last Sunday.7,600 – The number of stores of a US pharmacy chain which will stop selling cigarettes from 1 October.€3,722 – The amount of money spent investigating a strange smell at a social welfare office in the Department of Social Protection.891 – The number of Irish people who have been deported from Australia for visa breaches in the past three years.73 – The percentage of Irish adults who believe that slapping a child is an ineffective way to discipline them, according to a survey. 50 – The number of envelopes containing heroin which were found in the apartment of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman after he was found dead of a suspected overdose.30 feet – The depth of a sinkhole which opened up in the driveway of a couple’s home in England, swallowing their car.13 – The number of months that castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga says he was adrift for in the Pacific Ocean after leaving El Salvador in December 2012.6.49 – The amount in euros that newly-qualified nurses get paid per hour, according to a new campaign.1.5 tonnes – The amount of chocolate in the life-size replica of Pope Francis which was created by 20 chocolatiers. It would be a sin not to eat it, right?17 cents – The value of Anglo Irish Shares by the end of 2008, down from a high of more than €17 in June 2007, the trial of three former executives heard this week.Want more? Check out our previous ‘In numbers’ pieces >last_img

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