Numbers: Mar. 29, 1999

$9 million Total amount spent on pre-Oscar media blitz by studios whose films were nominated for Best Picture

$1,619.58 Amount the studios spent per member of the academy

$300 Cost to manufacture a 13-in. Oscar statuette

$1,585 Cost of a one-year academy membership, two top-price seats for the awards, plus a limo for 10 hours

$600 Average annual income in the Philippines

11 million Pints of Guinness drunk worldwide on St. Patrick's Day

1.63 billion Calories in 11 million pints of Guinness

1.98 billion Calories in 11 million cans of A&W root beer

48% Elderly in West Virginia who report...

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