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ever wanted to know how much produce and bubbles are consumed over the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival? Check out these stats.

  • 16,000 rose bushes
  • more than 375 marquees
  • 46,570 bottles of champagne
  • 155kg of chocolate
  • 31,600 scones
  • 8900 chicken sandwiches
  • 59,800 party pies/sausage rolls
  • 2150kg beef; 1100kg lamb; 2100kg chicken/turkey
  • 1600kg fish fillets
  • 750 dozen oysters

courtesy The Australian

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