Numbers: Dec. 27, 1999

8,000,000 Number of times the Righteous Brothers' You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' has been played on American radio and television, making it the most played song of the century

45 Years of back-to-back play this represents

6 Percentage of Americans who chose "efficient" as the top adjective for the U.S. government

39 Percentage who chose "bureaucratic"

$7.5 billion Estimated 1999 North American box-office gross for Hollywood films, up from $6.8 billion last year

$5 billion Estimated 1999 U.S. gross for adult-film industry, same as last year

12,000 Sheets of paper, on average, used by each U.S. office worker a year

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