Here are some more bizarre statistics, all of them numbered....
Do you know Churchill drank 42,000 bottles of champagne? The best of the world's most bizarre statistics
22nd October 2008
They're everywhere - and they increasingly govern our lives.
Credit card PIN numbers, prices, distances, birthdays, sports scores, speed limits, times. Now a collection of the most fascinating numbers has been compiled, which the authors hope will add to the sum of your knowledge of the world ...
0 - There has never been an American President who was an only child.
1 - The number of times a month that Elizabeth I took a bath 'whether she needed it or not'.
1 - Only one word in the English language that begins and ends with 'und': underground.
1 - In one breath, an adult inhales one pint of air, although the actual capacity of a lung is ten pints.
2 - There are only two words in English that contain all the vowels in their correct order - 'abstemious' and 'facetious'.
3 - About one-third of Briti sh women may look as if they are blonde, but in fact only 3 per cent are naturally so.
4 - Only four women have appeared on British banknotes: Queen Elizabeth II, Florence Nightingale, prison reformer Elizabeth Fry and the symbol of the country's national identity, Britannia.
5 - Chanel No 5 perfume was named because Coco Chanel had rejected the first four fragrances presented to her. This was the perfume which Hollywood film star Marilyn Monroe seductively claimed was the only thing she wore in bed.
Size 11: Paris Hilton takes an unusually large shoe
5 - It takes five months to grow a new fingernail from base to tip, and fingernails grow four times faster than toenails.
6 - Is the maximum number of times you can fold a £5 note by hand.
7 - Average time (in minutes) it takes to fall asleep.
7 - Hollywood star Elizabeth Taylor has had seven husbands and eight marriages.
7.2 - Judged by the head size, if the Barbie doll were life-size she'd be 7ft 2in tall and, strangely, given that she is meant to be a teenage girl, her figure would be 36-13-38!
8 - Pints of milk are needed to make 1lb of Cheddar cheese.
9.3 - The vitamin C content of an uncooked carrot in milligrams. That of a cooked carrot is only 2.3mg.
10 - Feet, the length to which a rabbit's front teeth would grow in its lifetime if they were not worn down by eating.
10 - There are ten ways a batsman can be out in cricket. Bowled, caught, leg before wicket, stumped, run out, timed out (after three minutes), obstructing the field, handling the ball, hit wicket and double hit.
11 -Paris Hilton's unusually large shoe size.
11 - In 1900 London there were 11 postal deliveries per day and nine collections.
16 - About 16 per cent of the population are left-handed.
17 - Minutes, the length of Ravel's repetitive orchestral piece Bolero.
19 - 19-19-19 are the rather unusual vital statistics of Olive Oyl - the cartoon character Popeye's girlfriend.
20 - About 20 per cent of human body weight derives from the 206 bones that make up the skeleton. Babies are born with about 300 bones, but as they mature a number of these fuse naturally.
20 - Britain has 20 per cent of the world's CCTV cameras - one for every 14 of us.
Just the one: The number of times Queen Elizabeth I took a bath every month
22 - Hours a day that the koala sleeps, making the sloth, needing only 20 hours, seem rather hyperactive!
28 - The number of sexual positions in the Kama Sutra.
29 - The number of letters in the longest real word in the English language -
'floccinaucinihilipilification' - the meaning of which is 'the act of estimating as worthless'.
30 - There are 30 fences in the Grand National and all but two, the Chair and the Water, are jumped twice.
32 - Adult humans have 32 teeth of three different-types (incisors, canines and molars).
32 - There are 32 calories in 100ml of beer (both bitter and Guinness), while lager can be 40 calories. The equivalent calorie count for gin and vodka is 222, sherry is 136, white wine 74, champagne 76, and leading the field is Baileys Irish Cream at 350 calories.
Sleepyhead: The koala gets 22 hours of shut-eye a day
35 - The rate in inches that a bamboo can grow in a day.
40-27-37 - Dolly Parton's remarkable-vital statistics.
41 - At the current rates of consumption, the world has only 41 years of oil reserves, 61 of gas and 267 of coal.
47 - The number of KitKats (the nation's favourite chocolate bar) eaten every second in the UK.
57 - Heinz varieties. Henry J Heinz successfully started with bottled horseradish (1869) in clear glass to show there were no cheap fillers. He then diversified to bottle gherkins and, in 1876, tomato ketchup. Heinz had been inspired by seeing an advert for 21 varieties of shoe, so he decided that he, too, would have a number of varieties. When '57 Varieties' was coined, there were already more than that, but he simply liked the ring of the number.
63 - Years that Queen Victoria reigned, from 1837 to 1901. Also the number of monarchs of England since King Egbert (802-839).
70 - The longest number of weeks an album has topped the charts in the UK - the soundtrack of the musical South Pacific.
100 - An average size cup of coffee contains 100mg of caffeine. In comparison, a cup of tea has 39mg, a cola or similar caffeinated soft drink 15mg, and both hot chocolate and decaffeinated coffee only 2mg.
100 - Yards a mole can burrow in a night.
116 - The actual length of the so- called 'Hundred Years' War' (featuring the 'long-bow' English victories Crecy, Poitiers and Agincourt, and the drama of Joan of Arc.)
146 - Every minute the world's population increases by 146, with 249 births set against 103 deaths.
179 - Number of words in the Ten Commandments - as opposed to 26,253 in the European Community's rules on the sale of cabbages.
190 - Beats per second of a housefly's wings.
Vital statistics: Dolly Parton's (left) stats are a remarkable 40-27-37, and Barbie's (right) would be 36-13-38 if she were life-size
336 - The average number of dimples on a golf ball.
464 - The Oxford English Dictionary lists 464 definitions of the word 'set'. The next most numerous definitions for a word is 396 for 'run'.
550 Number of hairs in an eyebrow.
673 - The number of men who charged with the Light Brigade on October 25, 1854.
749 - As of June 2008, there had been 749 episodes of the world's longest-running sci-fi TV series, Doctor Who.
1,517 - The number of people who died on the Titanic - only 306 bodies were recovered.
Impressive reign: Queen Victoria was on the throne for 63 years
2,000 - JK Rowling was offered £2,000 as the advance for her first Harry Potter book. She has subsequently gone on to earn £550 million from further book deals and films.
3,280 - Feet is the visibility distance below which mist is defined as fog.
4,500 - Number of crocuses that it takes to make one ounce of saffron.
6,000 - Minimum number of words women speak each day, while it's only 2,000 to 4,000 for men.
6,726 - Boxes of cornflakes produced from one acre of harvested corn.
11,072.76 - Miles, the total length of the coast of Great Britain.
42,000 - Between 1908 and 1965, it is reputed that Winston Churchill had 42,000 bottles of his favourite champagne Pol Roget opened for him.
52,000 - The total number of balls used each year during the two weeks of the Wimbledon tennis championships.
200,000 - The final death toll of the first use of the atomic bomb at Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.
492,308 - The amount in pounds that David Beckham is thought to earn a week. His basic pay is supplemented by a percentage of the tickets, sales, sponsorship and other royalties.
660,000 - The speed in mph at which Earth is travelling through space.
2,500,000 - The number of rivets holding the Eiffel Tower together. Built in 1889, it is 934ft high, plus a 79ft of antenna, but this can vary by as much as six inches in the summer heat. It requires 50-60 tons of paint every six to seven years.
5,000,000 - Hairs on the body, of which only 100,000 or so are on the head.
Cracking statistic: Britons eat about 27 million eggs every day
27,000,000 - About 27 million eggs are eaten daily by Britons (about 10billion every year). 40 per cent are classified as free range.
32,000,000 - The times a car tyre rotates in its average lifetime.
41,000,000 - The approximate-total casualties, both military and civilian, in World War I - 20 million deaths and 21 million wounded.
68,158,080 - In 1840, the UK introduced the world's first adhesive postage stamp - the Penny Black. More than 68 million were eventually printed. About 1.3million survived, so they are particularly valuable to collectors - now worth between £25 and £100 each.
151,700,000 - In just one month this year, there were 151.7 million credit card
transactions to the value of £11.8 billion by UK residents worldwide - who have a total of 68,683,000 cards, relating to just over 58 million accounts.
1,200,000,000 - 1.2 billion SMS text messages are sent by mobile phone every week in the UK.
10,000,000,000 - Number of bacteria in a gram of soil.
43,252,003,274,489,000 - Total possible combinations of Erno Rubik's cube puzzle.
• Extracted from Numeroids: Any Number Of Things You Didn't Know. . . And Some You Did by Anthony Weldon and Donough O'Brien, published by Bene Factum this week at £9.99. © Anthony Weldon and Donough O'Brien 2008. To order a copy (p&p free), call 0845 155 0720.