NOLA by the Numbers

New Orleans was founded on this day in May 1718.

“Retired” hurricane names (

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Ratio of insects to humans on Earth (

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

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

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