7
New Orleans was founded on this day in May 1718.

55
“Retired” hurricane names (Fema.gov).

1.5 million : 1
Ratio of insects to humans on Earth (Auduboninstitute.org).

1967
Year Gonzales’ Jambalaya Festival Association was chartered (Festival dates for 2009: May 21-24).

20,000
Estimated attendees at last year’s Bayou Boogaloo (Festival dates for 2009: May 22-23).