Numbers in the News

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117: NUMBER OF MONTHS that the common swift, a bird similar to the swallow, can fly without stopping, according to a recent study.

SOURCE: The New York Times

40%: PERCENTAGE of high school students in a recent study who believed a fake news story was real because a photo accompanied it  (see "Fake News Fooling Millions!")

SOURCE: Stanford University

$148,000: AMOUNT recently paid at auction for a 1942 eight-line poem written by Anne Frank, who was killed by the Nazis during the Holocaust. | SOURCE: The New York Times


400: POUNDS of food that the average American throws away each year.

SOURCE: Rethinking Food Waste Through Economics & Data