By the Numbers

1939 — Year Batman was created

1962 — Year Spider-Man was created

93.3 million — number of people who planed to wear green last St. Patrick's Day, according to Pearson Education

0 — Number of snakes actually driven out of Ireland by St. Patrick

4 — Number of towns in the United States named Shamrock (Indiana, Oklahoma, Texas, and West Virginia)

700 million — Number of marshmallow Peeps Americans buy each year for Easter

1984 — Year in which 10 Bob's Big Boy mascots were found on the Memphis University School campus (including one on the roof and one in the principal's office) as part of the senior prank

5 — Size, in acres, of Little Palm Island, this month's travel destination

16 — Date on which Palm Sunday falls this year

87 — Record high temperature for Memphis in March, recorded in 1911

18 — Inches of snow recorded in Memphis within a day — a record — in March 1892

6 — Number of basketball conference tournaments won by the Memphis Tigers (4 Metro and 2 C-USA)

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