By the Numbers

13 — Number of feet an adult male elephant can reach in height

80 — Pounds of poop produced by an elephant each day

21 — Number of websites visited by Mary Helen trying to find out the same poop info for donkeys, without success

3 — Number of those 21 sites that should probably be illegal

1792 — First observance of Columbus Day in America  

$0 — Sales of candy handed out during Columbus Day  

$2.1 billion — Sales of candy handed out during Halloween  

20 million  — Pounds of candy corn handed out during Halloween  

$4.6 billion — Amount spent on Halloween costumes in 2007 (latest figures available from

30,000 — Approximate population of Transylvania, NC

1,500 — Approximate population of Tombstone, AZ

299 million — Pounds of pumpkin production in Illinois in 2002 — tops in the country

2 —Former Memphis Redbirds named MVP of the American League Championship Series (Adam Kennedy and Placido Polanco)

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