Friday, January 20, 2006

Fun with numbers

Can you match the number with the news item below?

A. One billion B. 7.6 million C. 5,700 D. 500,000 E. 3 F. 90

1. Number of rats living in Chicago.

2. Number of Chicago museum visitors last year.

3. Number of worldwide Internet users.

4. Number of homeless families Chicago "helped" last year.

5. Number of murders in suburban Chicago last year.

6. Number of times I've made fun of Gov. Blagojevich's hair.

Here are some hints:
  • The top ten museums in Chicago are the John G. Shedd Aquarium, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Adler Planetarium, the Chicago Historical Society, the DuSable Museum, the Field Museum, the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Not making the list was the Museum of the Fine Art of Chicago Clout.
  • Chicago is in its third year of a 10-year plan to end homelessness in the city by sending all the poor people to Elgin and Aurora.
  • "A few years ago we had 1.5 million furry friends living in city school cafeterias, and 20 years ago there were 6 or 7 million," said Stan, the Streets and Sans Answer Man. This year, squirrels and pigeons were not counted in the rat census.
  • 36% of Internet users are now in Asia and 24% are in Europe. Only 23% of users are in North America. Someone in Iran yesterday read this blog for 2 minutes, 30 seconds. Keyword search used to find this blog: How to be the bomb!
  • 2.6 million people live in the 47 largest towns in northeastern Illinois, not counting Chicago. Most are there to live closer to the river boat casinos.
  • Submit your answers in the COMMENTS section. The first one with all the correct answers gets a free haircut from the governor's personal stylist, courtesy of Illinois taxpayers.


    Anonymous jodyla said...

    How's this?
    1. D
    2. B
    3. A
    4. E
    5. C
    6. F

    10:34 AM  
    Blogger ap said...

    Is jodyla the only one interested in getting a free Blago-do?

    11:52 AM  
    Anonymous art attack said...

    Hey, my choices are 1-e 2-a 3-c 4-f 5-d 6-b

    11:59 AM  
    Anonymous the daughter said...


    2:32 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    1. b
    2. l
    3. o
    4. w
    5. m
    6. e

    4:23 PM  
    Blogger ap said...

    Well, we have no winner, although anoymous was very close ...

    8:07 AM  
    Blogger Jonah said...


    4:19 PM  

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