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New England by the Numbers | Stats

New England by the Numbers | Stats
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by in Mar 2007

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the late Red Auerbach’s ranking in CIGAR AFICIONADO’s list of “The Top 100 Cigar Smokers of the Twentieth Century.” The cigar of choice for the legendary Boston Celtics coach: Hoyo de Monterrey. Winston Churchill ranked number 1; JFK and Fidel Castro, 2 and 3, respectively.

62,336

major league baseball games analyzed by Northeastern University economists Kamen Madjarov and John Kwoka in a study of fan loyalty. The Red Sox proved to have the most loyal fans; the Yankees ranked 13th.

36,000

underwater and historical images posted on a new Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Web site, whoi.edu/ims

300

bird species that have been spotted on Plum Island in Massachusetts during spring migration. Birders might see 100 species in a day.

13,224

half-pint maple syrup containers donated last year to U.S. military mess halls in Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan by the Vermont Maple Foundation

40

years needed for a sugar maple to grow from seedling to mature tree ready for tapping

21,500,000

pairs of plastic pink flamingoes manufactured by Union Products in Leominster, Massachusetts, from their invention in 1957 to the plant’s closing in June 2006

$4.99

price of a 4-pound bag of Lobster Bisque-its. The first canine treat with baked lobster meal was created by the University of Maine’s Lobster Institute and is produced by Blue Seal Feeds, based in Londonderry, New Hampshire.

58

length in feet of the world’s largest (fake) bug. At 920 times the size of an actual termite, “Nibbles Woodaway” perches on the roof of New England Pest Control in Providence, Rhode Island.

11

days that New England rivers thaw sooner, on average, than they did in 1936

5

pints of Guinness that Bostonians consume every second between 6 a.m. and midnight on St. Patrick’s Day — twice as much per person as New Yorkers

24

moose living in New Hampshire in 1937. Today there are about 6,500 moose in the state.

29,200

dressmaker’s patterns owned by the University of Rhode Island Library. The collection is the world’s largest.

32.3

servings of sports drinks each runner consumed over 26 miles during last year’s Boston Marathon.

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