Miami's Harper's List of Weird Numbers: From Andalus to McNuggets
30 Average number of minutes that Americans spend cooking -- least in the world, according to a report issued last month by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
74 Average number of minutes that Turks spend cooking -- most in the world according to the same study.
6 Or "seis", the number of croquetas that the menu at Andalus says comes to an order (in the Spanish translation).
5 Croquetas that the menu at Andalus says comes to the same order (English translation).
20 Letters in polydimethylsiloxane, an anti-foaming agent used in shampoos and McDonald's Chicken McNuggets.
25 Letters in tertiary butylhydroquinone, a phenolic antioxidant that is used in varnishes, lacquers, resins, and as a chemical preservative in McDonald's Chicken McNuggets.
67.3 Millions of bags of Arabica coffee exported around the world in the twelve months ending March 2011, compared to 59.9 million bags exported during the prior year.
33.7 Millions of bags of Robusta coffee exported during the same time, compared to 34.1 million bags the year before.
9 Number of major coffee companies that have recently announced price hikes due to the skyrocketing price of unroasted coffee beans on the world market: Starbucks; Green Mountain Coffee Roasters; Peet's; J.M. Smucker Company (makers of Dunkin' Donuts, Folgers, and Millstone); Kraft (makers of Yuban and Maxwell House); Caribou Coffee, Sara Lee Corp., McDonald's; and Nestle.
5 Months that Michael Bloise lasted as chef at American Noodle Bar.
7 Months that Jeff McInnis lasted as chef at Gigi.
13 Years that Philippe Ruiz has been chef at Palme d'Or.
11 Restaurants that Gerdy Rodriguez has been chef at during a similar period (Red Fish Grill, Pacific Heights, La Broche, Café Sambal, Barroco, Abokado, 1 Blue at The Regent, Peppy's in the Gables, Mundo, Karu & Y, and Mia at Biscayne).
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