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Obesity, Waterford Crystal, and a Massey Ferguson tractor: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of men in Ireland are overweight or obese?
Dec 13th 2014, 7:30 PM 6,486 8

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

2 billion +: The number of 1c and 2c coins which have been issued by the Central Bank since the introduction of the euro totalling around €35 million.

300 million: The number of users photo-sharing social network Instagram says it has as of this week.

92 million: The number of times that the word ‘selfie’ has been mentioned on Twitter since 1 January.

35,000: The estimated number of people who turned out for a protest against the water charges in Dublin city centre on Wednesday afternoon.

2,500: The number of miles that a Dutch woman travelled in a Massey Ferguson tractor to reach the South Pole this week.

1,774: The number of former staff members of Waterford Crystal set to receive pensions after a settlement was approved by government, five years after the employees were laid off.

71: The percentage of people who say they will vote yes in the upcoming same-sex marriage referendum, according to a poll this week.

70: The percentage of Irish men who are overweight or obese in Ireland.

44: The percentage of Irish people who have had a problem with a product or service that they paid for in the past year.

27: The number of years that a US man spent in prison for a murder he never committed before his conviction was quashed this week.

15.7: The height in metres of a wave off the coast of Donegal this week, which set a new record.

0.25%: The percentage of tax Disney paid on just over €1 billion in profits, according to new revelations on Luxembourg tax deals revealed this week.

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

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