Largest number of participants in a single tug of war tournament: 1,574

Deaths in 9/11 attacks: 2,996

Number of staff working at the Financial Services Authority, 2012: 4,200

Number of aborted or miscarried babies burned as fuel to heat NHS hospitals in past two years: 15,500

Average attendance at matches in the football Championship so far in 2013/14: 16,500

Average daily attendance for 25 days of Test cricket played around Australia against South Africa and Sri Lanka during 2012/13: 17,500

Losses to the UK Fourth Army on the first day of the Somme: 19,240