The Index


Average number of hours of sunlight per year in Canada:

Average number of hours of sunlight per year in Newfoundland:

Minimum percentage of Canadian who suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), a depressive reaction to the lack of sunlight in winter:

Date which Wales psychologist Cliff Arnall calculated to be the most depressing day fo the year, using a formula which integrated the weather, lack of sunlight, and proximity to Christmas: January 24th

Rank of Katrina and the Waves’ 1985 hit “Walking On Sunshine” in VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the 80’s:

Minimum temperature, in degrees Celsius, of the surface of the sun:

Number of estimated galaxies in the universe, according to results collected from the Hubble Space Telescope:
125 billion

Number of people worldwide who have actually been abducted by aliens:

Amount by which Mayor Dennis O’Keefe was found to be ahead of Deputy Mayor Ron Ellsworth in a recent O’Keefe-commissioned poll asking who citizens favoured for mayor:

Sources are linked.