The seventh annual cork count!

For the seventh year in a row, we have the annual cork count of the consumption of a group of layabouts.

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The middle jar is the collection for the last 12 months. The aim is to guess the total number of closures ( and stelvins) in there. For bonus points you can also guess the breakdown between corks and stelvins.

The jar on the left is Feb 07 to Feb 08. It had 512 closures in total,of which 240 are stelvins and 272 are corks.

The jar on the right is from Feb 06 to Feb 07. It had 496 closures in total of which 108 are stelvins and 388 are corks..

This year is hard to guess. The total volume of space is obviously less, but the proportion that are stelvins looks to be a fair bit higher and they take up less space.

The count will be on Wednesday, so make your guess before then. The history for the last few years is:

Date

All Closures

Winner

Stelvins

Stelvin %

10 Feb 03

325

325

0

0%

10 Feb 04

393

Chris

393

0

0%

10 Feb 05

392

Chris

377

15

3.8%

10 Feb 06

456

Sioux

375

81

17.7%

10 Feb 07

496

Martyn

387

109

21.9%

10 Feb 08

512

Arnold

272

240

46.9%

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