07/27/2012 07:16 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

London Olympics Tourism In Staggering Stats (INFOGRAPHIC)

Planning to watch the Summer Olympics? You've got company. Like, a lot of it. A whopping four billion humans will watch along with you; half a million will watch in person. Jealous? You can always join the crowd and make a vacation out of it.

Whether you'll be following along on the TV, Internet or sidelines, what better way to hype yourself up for the 2012 Summer Olympics than to marvel at its massiveness? With this infographic on all the mind-bending figures behind the London Olympics, you can "ooh" and "aah" over everything from the number of meals that will be served, to the number of troops that will be deployed (hint: a lot).

What will you do with this information? If you're budgeting for a trip to the Olympics, these stats are quite helpful. And if you have a good memory, you may win a crucial round of Trivial Pursuit one day.

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