Category Archives: Staturday


  • The Archibald Prize was first awarded in 1921
  • The prize is named after J.F. Archibald, editor of The Bulletin at the time
  • The first prize awarded was 400 pounds
  • The prize awarded in 2012 was $75 000
  • Approximately 700 entrants each year, with only about 40 selected as finalists
  • This year’s winner, Tim Storrier, won with a self-portrait, which has been deemed quite controversial


This is fun to watch.

Is it for real?


During my time at uni and college I loved having students from abroad in my class. It brought such a breadth of experience and perspective, and made the classes seem a little more exotic, with all those accents flying around.

It seems there are a lot of international students coming to study on our shores these days. In fact, a lot of them are here in NSW. The ABS has come through with some interesting stats on this particular demographic of students.


KONY2012. The project that’s been both up and down in this past week.

Here is the breakdown of their expenses, which is where a lot of the criticism has been directed.

From here.


The women’s final of the 2011 Australian Open is on tonight, the men tomorrow. Here are some stats from the first round of this year’s tournament.

Total number of aces:

Men – 1043

Women – 294


Total number of winners:

Men – 2731

Women – 1524


Total number of sets played:

Men – 230

Women – 156


If you’re keen, take a look at the full range of stats, here.



The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and they suggested I might like to share it on my blog. So why not use it as my first Staturday post for the new year?

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,000 times in 2010. That’s about 7 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 81 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 25 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 15mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was August 19th with 278 views. The most popular post that day was Just the two of us?.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for laleo blog, laleo blog sarah, laleo, learned at equip ministry wives boundaries carmelina, and laleo wordpress.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Just the two of us? August 2010


Would you like to be my friend? September 2010


Wife Swap August 2010


Don’t fence me in August 2010


A pet peeve October 2010


Water. It’s pretty important. It takes about:

21 litres of water to grow a potato

41.5 litres of water to grow an orange

98.5 litres of water to make a glass of wine

140 litres of water to make a pint of beer

1,998 litres of water to make a hamburger


Data taken from this book, via the Notebook: magazine (which is now unfortunately out of print).




We had meat pies for dinner last night. Perfect for the end of the week, with a bit of potato mash on top and some tomato sauce. I enjoyed one pie, and I enjoyed it over a period of approximately 10 minutes.

Did you know that the guinness world record for the most amount of mince pies eaten in 1 minute is two? Two pies in 60 seconds. It doesn’t really sound worthy of a world record, but I’m sure it’s much harder than it actually sounds!


I’m not actually even sure if these qualify as statistics. Oh well. Here are the books of the Bible in bubble form, according to their length.



Representations made using this website.

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