By the Numbers (Jan. 18)
January 18, 2008
The average annual snowfall in Williamsburg.
p. **100 percent**
The percentage of children who said they did not like clowns, according to a survey of 250 four to 16 year-olds by researchers at the University of Sheffield in England.
p. **2 hours**
The amount of time it takes for “yellow crazy ants” to kill a crab by squirting acid at it. The ants were imported to Christmas Island a century ago and have recently halved the population of bright red crabs, threatening the species with extinction.
p. **7 percent**
The proportion of body heat lost through one’s head, which contradicts the often-heard myth that 75 percent of body heat is lost in that manner.