By the Numbers – Dec. 4

    p. 5

    p. The number of graduate schools at the College, which include the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, the Marshall-Wythe Law School, the Mason School of Business, the School of Education and the Arts and Sciences graduate school.

    p. 2 percent

    p. The proportion of the vote that Venezuelan socialist Hugo Chavez lost by in his bid this week to change the constitution and extend his presidential term.

    p. 26 percent

    p. The proportion of socks sold in the United States that are also made in the United States. That is down from 76 percent seven years ago.

    p. 16 tons

    p. The amount of bacon and ham that thieves stole from a warehouse in Australia. Before leaving, they wrote “Thanks, Merry Christmas” on the building.


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