What we learned while making the December issue, from a weighty book by the Columbus Museum of Art to the Blue Jackets' hefty appetites

As magazine editors, we write about an ever-changing array of topics month after month, from crime to crème brûlée. Here are some of the most interesting things we learned while researching our December issue, with links to the full stories.

1. The Ohio Green Party isn’t currently eligible for the 2020 ballot because its candidates didn’t receive 3 percent of the vote in 2018.

2. The Columbus Museum of Art’s new book—a 705-page tome called “Reflections”—weighs in at a robust 6 pounds.

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3. NHL players require about 6,000 calories per day, according to Blue Jackets head athletic trainer Mike Vogt.

4. In 2015, Jeni’s destroyed 265 tons of ice cream in response to the company’s listeria scare.

5. The Northland neighborhood added 11,000 foreign-born residents from 2000 to 2016, according to U.S. Census data.

6. The number of adults who didn’t make any cash purchases in a typical week increased 5 percent between 2015 and 2018.

7. The Columbus Washboard Co. in Lancaster assembles 20,000 washboards annually using just two production workers.

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