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Holiday Census Bureau!

December 20th, 2006 at 02:53 am

I was reading an e-mail newsletter from DailyCandy NYC. It compiled a bunch of fun stats about the holidays.

Number of calories in FDA-mandated fruitcake serving size of four ounces: 500

Average number of pounds gained between Thanksgiving and New Year’s: 1 (It just feels like 10.)

Number of movies and TV shows in production in New York in December: 133

Number of personal dramas in production over the holidays: 8

Average amount spent on holiday party outfit (including salon appointments): $272

Average time spent in outfit before eggnog spills, cigarette burns, etc.: 57 minutes

Number of sprigs of mistletoe in NYC holiday decorations: 1,045,232

Number of kisses from someone you actually like under said mistletoe: 0

Ratio of men to women in NYC: 1:1.11 (It just seems like 1:3 whenever there’s mistletoe around.)

Number of holiday cards sent through NYC postal system: 244,154,645

Projected number of gifts to be exchanged in New York City over the holiday season: 27,942,705

Average number of presents to be regifted: 2

Average number of gifts bought and then kept for self: 4

6 Responses to “Holiday Census Bureau!”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    How fun!! I would bring the holiday outfit (including salon visit) ratio down....as mine is ZERO. lol

    A fun list---thanks for sharing!

  2. fairy74 Says:

    fun figures...I think the number of pounds gained should be multiplied by the number of years the pounds are not lost...that's why it feels like 10 or 20 pounds. Smile

  3. jersey jen Says:

    * thrifty ray, fairy74

    sometimes perception is more real than reality :-)

  4. Sun Says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  5. jersey jen Says:

    * sun

    happy holidays to you!

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