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The world in figures





Proportion of female actors in British films in 1913, as a percentage: 31
Proportion of female actors in British films in 2017, as a percentage: 30

Amount in dollars owed by Vanuatu to the city of New York for parking fines incurred by diplomatic legations: 30 (£22.80)
Amount in dollars owed by North Korea to the city of New York for parking fines incurred by diplomatic legations 156,000 (£118,500)
Amount in dollars owed by Egypt to the city of New York for parking fines incurred by diplomatic legations: 1,970,580 (£1.5m)

Number of runners at the marathon in Mexico City in 2017: 28,206
Number of runners disqualified in this marathon for allegedly taking a short cut: 5,800

Tomato production in 2014 in the Netherlands in tonnes per hectare: 555
Tomato production in 2014 in China in tonnes per hectare: 58

Number of deaths through terrorist attacks worldwide in 2015: 28,328
Number of deaths through diabetes worldwide in 2015: 4,961,000

Volume of the Palace of Westminster’s Big Ben bell in decibels SPL: 118
Approximate pain threshold for the human ear in decibels SPL: 130
Approximate volume of a sperm whale’s clicks under water in decibels SPL: 236

Holiday expenses of the Saudi king for a trip to Morocco in summer 2017 in millions of dollars: 100
This trip’s estimated percentage share of Morocco’s annual revenue from tourism: 1.5

Proportion of people in the USA who think that people like themselves have too little political influence, as a percentage: 75
Proportion of people in the USA who think that people like themselves have too much political influence, as a percentage: 3