Guide Dogs Attacked By Other Dogs In The UK Each Year: 100

Chosen: We occasionally create Of All The Creatures Across The Globe and good animal statistics are very hard to find, this one has a certain poignancy to it.

Source: Today Programme BBC Radio 4 17th March 2016

Submitted by : James

People Struck By Lightning Each Year: 24,000

Chosen: You’d never know where to look for this stat – or even think of looking for it. It could have lots of potential for linking with other stats in a playful way.

Source: Dr. Chris Scott, University of Reading
Today Programme BBC Radio 4. 15th May, 2014.

Submitted By: James

University Graduates Fleeing Algeria 1992-6: 71,500

Source: Your Fatwa Dies Not Apply Here by Karima Bennoune

Chosen: A pointed statistic suggesting the ‘brain drain’ prompted by fundamentalism.

Submitted by: James

Black People Living In London 1750: 20,000

Source: In Our Time BBC Radio 4

Chosen: As an indication that London has long been a multiracial city. A rare stat to find.

Submitted By: James

Women Travelling From Ireland To Britain For An Abortion Each Day: 11

Chosen: an update of an old statistic.

Source: The Today Program BBC Radio 4

Submitted by: James

Sailors Completing the first Circumnavigation of the Globe 8/9/1522: 18

Those who set off on the voyage 238.

Chosen: because the voyage was a iconic and an amazing story.

Source: Jerry Brotton A History of the World in Twelve Maps.

Submitted by James

4am Project Photographers, Birmingham photo walk, The Bullring,14th April 2013 = 16

chosen: Local initiative organised by @KarenStrunks and a project celebrating its 4th anniversary.


Submitted by Mark Wilson

The aim of the 4amproject is to gather a collection of photos from around the world at the magical time of 4am. Everyone can take part and join in! All you need is a camera. We want to see what you see at that moment in time on that one day. What’s your view at 4am?

More information about the 4am project can be found HERE