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What is a woman's heart rate as she orgasms? It’s the week in numbers

Plus: What’s the average price of an Irish hotel room?

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EVERY SATURDAY ON TheJournal.ie we bring you a selection of the statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.

222: The number of parliament members who voted on Greece’s third bailout, 64 voted against it and there were 11 abstentions.

1,100: The number of five-star hotels that Mayo’s Ashford Castle beat to be named the best in the world.

€82: The average price of a hotel room for a night across the Republic of Ireland.


24p: What UK dairy farmers say they are paid per litre of milk, prompting them to protest by bringing cows into supermarkets.

123: The beats per minuet (bpm) of a woman as she orgasmed according to a FitBit heart rate monitor she wore during sex.

120: The number of different cereals sold by the London Cereal Killer Café which is to have its own stall at Electric Picnic.

€362: The price of a new shower head that is being backed by investors including Apple’s Tim Cook and Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt.

731: The number of miles in a commute from Barcelona to London for a worker who claims it’s cheaper for him than living in the UK’s capital.

10: The number of months Oscar Pistorius has spent in prison. He is due to be released on parole next week.

21: The number of tonnes of TNT estimated to be equivalent to the largest explosion in Tianjin after an industrial incident.

8: The number of students who achieved 800 points or more in this year’s Leaving Cert.

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