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Statistically Speaking

Like it or not, fall is upon us. Rather than steeling yourself for impending drops in temperature, you could get ready to enjoy autumn with these seasonal statistics:

Pounds of pumpkins produced in the U.S. in 2003: 805 million

Number of people who travel to watch the foliage turn: 350 million

Quantity of apples produced each year for making cider: 130.1 tons

Number of religious and secular holidays between September 21 and December 21, 2005: 12

Number of NCAA sports that play during the fall: 8

Number of movies with ?hayride? in the title: 7