NICE LITTLE NUMBER

NICE LITTLE NUMBER

HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY TO THE BEANO

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG  30th July 2018

THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

Today, 30th July 2018 The Beano comic from DC Thompson is 80 years old.

 

Happy Birthday to the Beano! Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Beano, Happy Birthday to you. Hooray!

So to celebrate here are 20 ‘nice little (& big) numbers’ one of our nation’s greatest treasures.

 

1              1938                       On 30th July 1938 the Beano was first published

2              442,963                The number of copies sold of the first issue

3              3,945                      The number of issues from 1st to the  one celebrating it’s 80th birthday inclusive

4              4,000                      Issue 4,000 will be published in Summer 2019 Possibly 14-Aug-2019

5              12                           The number of known copies of the first issue in existence

6              £12,100                The amount paid for a copy of the first issue sold on 16 March 2004

7              1,974,072              The circulation at it’s height in April 1952

8              31,000                   Is the current circulation

9              2d                           The cover price of the first issue which was 2 old pennies which is less than 1p

10           £2.75                      The price of the latest issue

11           2 weeks                  During World War II and up to 1949 The Beano was published every two weeks instead of weekly (and so was The Dandy) due to paper shortage

12           14                           The number of different comic strips in the current Beano

13           44                           Pages in the current birthday edition

14           19                           The number of different comic strips in the first Beano

15           4                              The number of full length prose stories of 3,000 1,500 3,000 & 3,000 words respectively

16           24                           The number of pages in the first edition

17           2000                       The year Chessington World of Adventures theme park, opened “Beanoland”. It went on for 10 years before sponsorship ended. Most of the major Beanoland attractions remain in operation today but have been rethemed as “Wild Asia”.

18           205+                       The number of humorous comic strips over 80 years

19           1,350                      The number of issues Biffo the Bear was on the front page from Issue 327 24th Januaey 1948 until 1677 7th Seeptember 1974. He last appeared in the comic 27th February 1999 making a total of 2,627 issues he had appeared in.

20           3,502                      The number of issues Dennis the Menace comic strip has appeared in. He first appeared 17th March 1951 Issue 452. It is the longest running strip in the comic. Dennis took over the front cover From Biffo the Bear from issue 1678 14th September 1974.

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. —Ayn Rand

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…being a child again and laughing out loud at the Beano

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

How do you make anti-freeze? Hide her coat. (Taken from the current Beano).

LOVE IS…

Love is…letting you read my Beano comic

TRACK OF THE DAY

Sunshine After The Rain – Elkie Brookes

Highest Chart Position: No.10 1st October 1977

 

 

©2018 Phil M Robinson

 

 

 

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