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Number of the day January 04, 2016 12:14 PM

 

4

 

number of new elements that have just been added to the periodic table

  

 

  

 

Number of the day December 30, 2015 4:58 PM

 

965

 

people killed by police in the US in 2015

  

 

  

 

Quote of the day December 30, 2015 12:08 PM

They do it because they’re desperate for money and attention... There’s not enough money in this world to make me do something degrading.

Romance model Fabio says he would never do something “degrading” for “money and attention”. Image 1.

Fabio

Romance novel cover king and protein drink entrepreneur comments about reality television

 

Number of the day December 29, 2015 12:44 PM

 

46,762,310

 

number of times Interstellar has been illegally downloaded this year, making it the most pirated movie of 2015

  

 

  

 

Quote of the day December 28, 2015 2:32 PM

In our society there are two paths to success: One is to be good at computers and the other is to be a sociopath.

Tech skeptic Jaron Lanier says successful people are either "good at computers" or "sociopaths" . Image 1.

Jaron Lanier

Computer scientist, composer, author, virtual reality pioneer

 

Number of the day December 28, 2015 2:13 PM

 

$8,300,000

 

amount promised by Japan to compensate South Korea for the sexual slavery of Korean "comfort women" during World War II

  

  

 

Quote of the day December 23, 2015 2:46 PM

I don't know what his relationship with women has been like, but he has discovered that women go to the bathroom, and it's very upsetting for him.

Sanders says Trump just discovered "that women go to the bathroom, and it's very upsetting for him". Image 1.

Bernie Sanders

on Trump's odd remarks about Clinton's bathroom break, Huffington Post

 

Number of the day December 23, 2015 12:58 PM

 

3,200

 

number of prisoners released early in Washington due to a software glitch

  

 

  

 

Number of the day December 21, 2015 10:49 AM

 

521

 

number of days until
Star Wars: Episode VIII

  

 

  

 

Number of the day December 18, 2015 12:37 PM

 

30%

 

percent of surveyed Republican primary voters in favor of bombing Agrabah, the fictional country from Disney's Aladdin

  

 

  

 

Number of the day December 18, 2015 10:30 AM

 

65.4%

 

percent of total income that a typical New York City household will spend on rent in 2016

  

 

  

 

Number of the day December 17, 2015 12:59 PM

 

28

 

number of times to hit backspace if you want to hack into a Linux machine

  

 

  

 

Quote of the day December 16, 2015 2:27 PM

That window may be open for a long time — and hopefully it is — but it also may be open for a short time. I think the wise move is to make life multiplanetary while we can. 

Elon Musk thinks "the wise move is to make life multiplanetary while we can". Image 1.

Elon Musk

SpaceX and Tesla founder to Space

 

Number of the day December 16, 2015 12:59 PM

 

40,000,000

 

number of people who may not be able to browse the internet safely after January 1st

  

 

  

 

Number of the day December 15, 2015 11:04 AM

 

10

 

number of grocery stores in the Navajo Nation with nearly 300,000 residents

  

 

  

 

Number of the day December 09, 2015 12:08 PM

 

964,574

 

number of new asylum-seekers that have registered to live in Germany within the first 11 months of 2015

  

 

  

 

Quote of the day December 07, 2015 12:18 PM

Ever have one of those days where you just wanted to play Fallout 4, but somebody says something so dumb you have to get on Twitter?

Edward Snowden likes Fallout, hates bad journalism. Image 1.

Edward Snowden

Twitter

 

Number of the day December 07, 2015 11:35 AM

 

11

 

number of Grammy nominations for Kendrick Lamar's 2015 album To Pimp A Butterfly

  

 

  

 

Quote of the day December 04, 2015 3:01 PM

If I don’t say it now, then, when? Am I just going to carry it around for the rest of my life and keep it secret? Because secrets aren’t really a thing that I do.

Stoya says she couldn't keep her sexual assault "a secret" anymore. Image 1.

Stoya

in her first interview since accusing fellow adult performer James Deen of rape, The Guardian

 

Number of the day December 03, 2015 11:56 AM

 

2,200

 

police raids in Paris since the state of emergency was declared following the terror attacks

  

 

  

 

Number of the day December 01, 2015 1:55 PM

 

26

 

number of new AIDS infections every hour worldwide

  

 

 

 

Number of the day November 25, 2015 11:52 AM

 

0

 

number of refugees who have committed terrorist attacks inspired by extremist Islam in the US since 9/11

  

 

 

 

Quote of the day November 23, 2015 4:35 PM

It’s all a charade. The world has not understood the way of peace... There will be lights, there will be parties, bright trees, even Nativity scenes - all decked out - while the world continues to wage war.

Pope Francis says Christmas is "a charade". Image 1.

Pope Francis

on Christmas, during mass at the Basilica di Santa Maria last week

 

Number of the day November 23, 2015 12:07 PM

 

3,000

 

train delays occurred each month this year in NYC because of sick passengers