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Prime Numbers

The Wolf of Wall Street, Jameson, and Pope John Paul II: The week in numbers

Plus: How many letters and packages does An Post deal with in an average week?

EVERY WEEK, offers a selection of statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.

700 million - The number of photos shared on messaging app WhatsApp every day.

12.5 million - The number of letters and packages An Post deals with in an average week.

5 million - The number of people expected to attend the canonisation of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII in Rome tomorrow.

2.5 million - The amount in pounds that a teenager with terminal cancer raised for charity in a bid to complete his bucket list.

9,615 - The official number of methadone users in Ireland.

€8,200 - The amount that a Rolex watch put up on eBay by the Criminal Assets Bureau sold for during the week.

More than 1,000 - The number of fish found dead in a river in Tyrone as a result of polluted water.

296 - The number of days that David Moyes spent as manager of Manchester United.

€80.50 - The cost of tickets to see Jordan Belfort, the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ speaking in the RDS next month.

65 - The number of complaints the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland received about a controversial Paddy Power advertisement about their Oscar Pistorius bet. The complaints were upheld.

30 years - The age of the floppy disks containing newly-discovered artwork from Andy Warhol, which were unveiled this week.

13 - The percentage increase in sales of Jameson around the world last year. Glug.

5 - The length of a flight from California to Hawaii which a 16-year-old boy survived after hiding inside the plane’s wheel well. The teenager survived temperatures of -45 degrees Celsius in the tiny space.

4 - The number of counties in Ireland which have more disposable income than the State average of €19,055 (Dublin, Kildare, Limerick and Cork, if you’re wondering).

Want more? Check out our previous ‘In numbers’ pieces > 

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