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Statistics from this year's state fair

Attendance rose 6.5 percent at this year's California State Fair to 697,045, even though the event was one day shorter than in 2012.

Among the data released for the 17-day fair that concluded July 28:

4,500 people purchased spaghetti ice cream.

11,000 pounds of watermelon were consumed.

4,000 big beef ribs were feasted upon.

9,000 giant turkey legs were eaten.

422 thoroughbreds, 32 mules, 24 quarter horses and 24 Arabians ran in 72 races.

2,924 pounds of fruit and vegetables from fair farms were donated to charity.

60,000 rolls of toilet paper were used.

— Staff and wire reports


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