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By The Numbers




1948 — Year Richard Simmons was born

1949 — Year Gene Simmons was born

11/22/2000 — Date that Richard, dressed like a turkey, grabbed David Letterman as if to kiss him. Letterman sprayed him with a fire extinguisher and Simmons suffered an asthma attack.

123 — Pounds Richard lost early in his fitness career

13 — Years KISS spent "unmasked" before donning their makeup again at the 1996 Grammy Awards

7 — Certified platinum studio albums released by KISS

$499.99 — Price of a Gene Simmons costume at KISSmuseum.com

$932 — Price of all colored tights (combined) used in this issue's fashion spread

$2.78 — Price of the jug of spilled milk on pages 28-29

51 — Combined age of our three models used in the fashion spread

More than that — Combined age of the magazine staff

3 — Number of times our staff gathered to watch clips from Joe Birch's now notorious interview with Dr. Willie Herenton

0 — Number of magazine staff members with Ph.D.s