Tea ☕, Horsepower 🐴, and Being Locked Down Alone 🚶

It's The Week In Numbers

Friday 3rd April 2020

Every week Refreshing sends its newsletter to thousands of Senior Finance Professionals across London. As well as the facts from the world of recruitment and executive search, we dip into the lighter side of life, to brighten your Friday afternoons.


3.1kg  -  Amount of tea consumed per person in Turkey - the country with the highest consumption. Ireland is second with 2.2kg, and the UK third with 1.9kg.  £200 million  -  Invoice value sent by Sweden to North Korea every six months. In the mid-1970s they sold them 1,000 Volvos which were never paid for, making this the 'biggest car theft in human history'.  83%  -  Highest rate of income tax in 1974. With an investment income surcharge, this raised the top rate on investment income to 98%.  19%  -  Percentage of Britons who say they are living alone during the lockdown.  0.01%  -  Percentage of its possible energy that a candle converts into light.  14.9  -  Horsepower that a single horse can produce at peak performance.  3%  -  Percentage of Brits who were forced by the toilet paper shortages to find alternative wiping material. 

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