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Wonder Pens Index

If you’ve ever read Harper’s Magazine, you’ll know one of the most interesting things they publish in each issue is their Index, where they collect and list statistics from the US and around the world. In university, I recall reading a crazy one about 2 people being trampled to death at the opening of an Ikea in Saudi Arabia – but that sounds unreal to me now, so maybe my memory is starting to get a little foggy.

Here are a few numbers from our neck of the woods.

Total hours the bricks & mortar has been open for business: 4971
At the 250 Carlaw Avenue location: 595
Total number of egg tarts consumed at Wonder Pens events: 48
Number of ink bottles broken by customers on Jon’s watch: 3
On Liz’s watch: 0
By Liz: 4
Number of times per day that Jon says “I don’t think that’s a good idea, Liz.”: 8
Caleb’s teeth count: 6
Number of library materials currently checked out: 15
Overdue: 1
Number of accidentally unlabelled sample vials of mystery ink: 9
Number of times per week Jon says “I need to start going to the gym again”: 6
Number of times per week Liz says “I need more washi tape”: 22
Number of times per week someone calls and asks about cartridges for their printers: 1-2
Current CAD to USD exchange rate: 1 to 0.75
Number of samples made by Liz in one night: ~500
Of samples spilled: 3
Average number of weekly blog posts: 4.17
Number of letters written at the last Letter Writing Club: 15
Mailed internationally: 4
In the Wonder Pens household, portion of currently inked pens used by Liz: 14/18
Percentage of people who write their name when testing out pens: 75
Of people who write their names, then scribble it out: 30

Wonder Pens Index Sources: Liz + her trusty calculator + her foggy memory

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