Go Figure: The week in numbers

  • 15 June 2014

Look back at the week in numbers with our Go Figure images, which are posted daily on social media.

Australia has over 100,000 saltwater crocodiles (a quarter of the world population) and each year around 6 people are attacked.

Monday: Human remains found inside crocodile shot in Australia.

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Three days before the first match of the World Cup, strikes cause 125 miles of traffic jams in Sao Paulo.

Monday: Transport strikes in Sao Paulo cause chaos as World Cup approaches.

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Rio's largest favela has 180,000 residents but could 65% of them be in Brazil's new middle class?

Tuesday: Discover life with the residents of Rio's largest favela.

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Could one gene save 207 million people every year from malaria?

Wednesday: Scientists create a GM mosquito that could wipe out malaria.

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3.3 million spectators will attend 64 matches at the World Cup

Thursday: The 12 World Cup stadiums will be filled by 3.3 million supporters.

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Brazil have not lost an opening match at the World Cup for 80 years and the host nation has never lost the first match.

Thursday: Croatia will have to make World Cup history to win tonight's opening match.

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It is 2,000 miles from Manaus in the north of Brazil to Porto Alegre in the south. Around the same distance as Paris to Cairo

Friday: The sheer scale of the World Cup comes into focus as the group stages commence.

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