Multistats February 19, 2011

A Bolivian view of cricket

7 Number of weeks taken to confirm pre-tournament near-certainties Australia as 2007 World Cup champions.


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Number of weeks taken to confirm pre-tournament near-certainties Australia as 2007 World Cup champions.

Also: The number of close or slightly close matches in those seven weeks.

Also: The number of people in the universe who thought that one good match per week made for a ceaselessly riveting tournament. Six of them were confused Bolivian farmers who misheard the question.

Also: The number of weeks it takes a kangaroo to find a mate, get pregnant and start a family.

Also: The number of weeks it took Austria and Prussia to start, wage and end an entire war in 1866.

Andy Zaltzman is a stand-up comedian, a regular on the BBC Radio 4, and a writer

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