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Brennan's bread, cannabis, and the world's heaviest man: The week in numbers

Plus: How many postmen are attacked by dogs every week.

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

40 million - The number of Spotify users asked to re-enter their username and password after a security breach at the online music service.

€10 million - The amount the violent storms earlier this year cost Eircom in repairs.

663,703 - The number of votes in the Midlands -North West constituency which had to be recounted after just 275 votes separated Marian Harkin (Ind) and FF’s Pat The Cope Gallagher in the end.

€608,481 - The profit Brennan’s Bakeries made from selling wholewheat soda bread packaged in a way that resembled competitors McCambridge’s, the High Court heard this week.

9,800 - The number of US troops which will be left in Afghanistan by the start of next year, before dropping completely by the end of 2016.

796 - The number of children believed to be buried in a mass unmarked grave beside a home for unmarried mothers in Tuam in Galway.

81 - The percentage of drugs seized in Europe last year which were cannabis-based.

61 stone - The weight of the one-time world’s heaviest man, Manuel Uribe, when he died in Mexico this week. Uribe had slimmed down from his record peak of 87 stone.

25mph - The top speed of Google’s self-driving car, which the company is hoping to roll out in the next couple of years.

21 - The number of people who died in a fire at a hospital for the elderly in South Korea, which is believed to have been started by an 81-year-old patient with dementia.

11 - The number of people who have died on the roads on the June Bank Holiday weekend over the past two years.

6 - The number of local councillors that still have to be elected. The area of Ballybay-Clones will vote again on 7 June following the death of a candidate on the day of the poll.

3rd - Where Ireland ranks in Europe for the proportion of deaths caused by drugs.

2 - The number of postmen who are attacked by dogs every week.

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

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