1953 Pato, a sport that is played on horseback and combines elements of basketball and polo, has been Argentina's national sport since this year.
4 In pato, two teams of four members fight for possession of the ball and can score by throwing the ball through a vertically positioned ring.
180-220 Pato pitches are generally between this range of metres in length.
1610 It is documented that pato was first played in this year, when it is claimed that live ducks were used instead of a ball.
1,250 A pato ball weighs about this much in grams.
10 There are pato tournaments held in Argentina over 10 months, from February to December.
90 It is claimed this percentage of the Argentine population has never seen a game of pato.