Figures of fun

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This article is from 2009.

Yasmin Sulaiman crunches some numbers about the August madness

1,535,519

Tickets sold at the 2008 Fringe

100,000

Pounds Nica Burns has put forward out of her own pocket to keep the main comedy award accolade running after Intelligence Finance dropped their sponsorship

34,265

Performances due to take place at this year’s Fringe

282

Years since the last woman was executed for witchcraft in Scotland, the subject of Rona Munro’s EIF play, The Last Witch

200

Scottish authors appearing at the Book Festival

200

Sketches Pappy’s Fun Club will be attempting to perform in one hour in an effort to break the world record

50

Times Adrian Howells will wash a person’s feet in his one-on-one show, Foot-Washing for the Sole

20

Fringe shows about or inspired by Robert Burns

17

Years since the birth of Carl Majeau, an award-winning American saxophonist performing at this year’s Jazz Festival

12

Professors taking part in The Enlightenment talks series at The Hub

11

New spaces at the Edinburgh Art Festival

9

Rubber ducks went swimming on the rainy pond in the middle of Charlotte Square in 2008

9

Comedians called Dan or Daniel or Danielle at this year’s Fringe

5

Fringe shows to do with Facebook

2

Fringe shows to do with Twitter

1

Final chance to see Mark Watson’s famous 24-hour comedy show

0

Times the Edinburgh Military Tattoo has been cancelled in its 60-year history

This article is from 2009.

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