By the Numbers (Nov. 16)

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November 16, 2007

12:53 PM

**262 Million**
The number of turkeys raised on farms in 2006, four percent more than in 2005. The turkeys are worth a total of 3.5 billion dollars and close to 10 percent of them were raised in Virginia.

p. **54 percent**
The increase in the number of long distance driving trips over the six-day period around Thanksgiving, according to the federal Department of Transportation. Around Christmas and New Year’s, the number of long-distance trips rises 23 percent above normal.

p. **15**
The number of homes that burnt down in 2002 due to improper use of turkey fryers, according Allstate insurance company.

p. **3**
The number of school days that students get off for Thanksgiving break. This has been the same since 2000.

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