15 The percentage of US students who can find Iraq on a world map

11 The percentage of US students who can't find their own country on a map

30 The percentage of students worldwide who can't correctly locate the Pacific Ocean, the world's largest body of water, on a map

500 The amount, in pounds sterling, which former Ultravox singer Midge Ure was fined for careless driving after he crashed into a car and injured two pensioners

165,000 The electricity bill, in pounds sterling, which the Uffizi Gallery in Florence owes. Home to Botticelli's Birth of Venus and da Vinci's Annunciation, it faces being plunged into darkness due to the arrears

1.25 The amount, in pounds sterling, which Madonna had to borrow in a London restaurant after finding herself short of cash to buy a slice of cake for her son

36,000,000 Madonna's estimated annual earnings in pounds sterling

13 The number of years after United Airlines lost his briefcase that it was returned to Oklahoma governor Frank Keating. The briefcase contained birthday and Christmas presents for Keating's mother-in-law. He plans to give her the gifts for Thanksgiving next week

3 The number of times Rupert Grint(14), who plays Ron Weasley in Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, forgot his school gym kit, resulting in him getting detention the day after attending the film's world premiere

1:3 The ratio of Japanese killed in 1945's US atomic bomb attacks to Iraqi children killed due to UN sanctions

50 The percentage of US college students who believe the "next Bill Gates" is among today's generation of college students

24 The percentage who say they are the next Bill Gates

2The number of years in which Disney's Mickey Mouse copyright will expire if the US Supreme Court reverses a 1998 extension this winter

26 The percentage of Americans who say they believe " almost nothing" Al Gore says 44 The percentage who say the same about Bill Clinton

2:1 The ratio of the number of pardons George W Bush has issued to turkeys to those he has issued to human beings

70,509 The number of Australians who listed 'Jedi' as their religious affiliation on the country's 2001 census

55 The number of years after inventing the Kalashnikov that its namesake said, last July, that he wished he had made a lawnmower instead

63:37 The margin by which ASTI members voted to accept the government's pay offer for supervision and substitution work

38.48 The hourly rate, in euros, for performing the work for 37 hours a year