By The Numbers: May 2013

By AFM – May 1, 2013

May means summer, and summer means swimsuits and travel.  Here are a few numerical facts about everyone’s favorite itsy-bitsy summer outfit as well as some of the more popular vacation destinations of the season.

150 ct.

Carats of D flawless diamonds set in platinum on the world’s most expensive bikini, worth $30 million dollars

70%

Percentage occupied by women’s swimwear in the swimsuit market

2005

Year that thongs became illegal as bikini bottoms in Melbourne, Florida (the punishment is a $500 fine or 60 days in jail)

50,000

Number of fan letters received by Micheline Bernardini, the first woman to ever model the bikini (1946)

14

Number of seconds elapsed in the United States before someone loses, sits on, or breaks a pair of sunglasses

1953

Year Ray-Ban’s highest selling model, the Wayfarer sunglasses, made their debut

18

Percentage of adult Americans who take their pets along on vacation

61,000

Number of people flying over the United States at any given moment on any given day

5

Percentage of visitors who say they come to Vegas mainly to gamble

87

Percent of visitors who end up gambling during their stay in Las Vegas

65,000

Cost in dollars per night for the world’s most expensive hotel room, the Royal Penthouse Suite, located in the President Wilson Hotel in Geneva, Switzerland

 
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