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How much sex do women on the 'female Viagra' have? It’s the week in numbers

Plus: How many stores does Ikea have worldwide?

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EVERY SATURDAY brings you a selection of statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.

14: The number of loops on The Smiler, a rollercoaster that broke and seriously injured four people at Alton Towers.

$400,000: What the American fundraising branch of Sinn Féin received over the last 12 months.

6,000: The number of jobs Malaysia Airlines will axe after its boss declared them “technically bankrupt”.

27 million: The number of people who watched the biggest video gaming championship last year, more than watched the World Series or NBA Finals.

10: The name of the latest version of Windows to be released next month which looks set to address the many problems that plagued Windows 8.

4.4: The number of sexually satisfying encounters per month reported by women on flibanserin, referred to as the ‘female Viagra’.

€11.3 billion: What a Canadian court has ordered tobacco companies pay smokers who claim they were never warned about health risks.

361: The number of Ikea stores worldwide. The furniture giant has announced plans to deliver to homes in all countries where they have stores.

8: The number of legs three Chinese companies claimed were on genetically-modified KFC chickens. The fried chicken chain is now suing and demanding an apology.

624%: What Irish excise duty on wine is compared to the European average, according to the The National Off-Licence Association.

4: The number of redactions made to a the judgment in the case of Denis O’Brien v RTÉ.

37,000: The number of participants in a wet and windy Women’s Mini Marathon.

5: Members of an Irish-speaking Canadian-American family that are facing deportation in Kerry.

3: The number an Australian politician claims Irish people can’t pronounce correctly.

1.25%: The interest rate Catherine Murphy TD says she understands Denis O’Brien was paying on debts to IBRC.

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