The Wal­rus by the Num­bers

A few favourite facts culled from our fif­teen-year his­tory

The Walrus - - CULTURE - il­lus­tra­tion by Gra­ham Roumieu

3,300,300 words have ap­peared in print.

Forty-two thou­sand peo­ple have at­tended The Wal­rus Talks across Canada.

It would take one per­son 195 hours to fact-check an av­er­age is­sue.

One hun­dred and sixty in­terns and fel­lows have worked at The Wal­rus.

150 tweets have been redi­rected to our of­fi­cial Twit­ter ac­count, @wal­rus­magazine, by Kentville, Nova Sco­tia–based user “Pete the Wal­rus” (@the­wal­rus).

We have con­sumed 140 pounds of pineap­ple, largely as a pizza top­ping.

The Wal­rus has won eighty-two gold Na­tional­magazine Awards, more than any oth­er­pub­li­ca­tion.

Fifty-eight sto­ries have fea­tured a ca­noe.

Twenty bears have been faced down by cur­rent Wal­rus staffers (six of them by the same ed­i­tor).

The longest­known work­ing day in the life of a Wal­rus staffer was nine­teen hours, be­gin­ning in Hal­i­fax and end­ing in Sur­rey, British Columbia, in 2017.

Fif­teen of our sto­ries have in­spired books, in­clud­ing Teva Harrison’s In-be­tween Days: A Mem­oir about Liv­ing with Can­cer and Har­ley Rus­tad’s forth­com­ing Big Lonely Doug: The Story of One of Canada’s Last Great Trees.

Our name has been used by one free house ( The Wal­rus Pub and Beer Hall in Toronto)— no af­fil­i­a­tion.

*Some num­bers have been rounded and ap­prox­i­mated as nec­es­sary.

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