32 Irrational Facts for the Discerning Statistics Nerd

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32 Irrational Facts for the Discerning Statistics Nerd

When we were first introduced to the ABCs and the 123s, we may have leaned a little too heavily into the letter game. It seems as though you numbers folks went down the right path since money (and absolutely everything else) involves numbers! Don’t worry about us though. We’re able to write a list about numbers — in the one language we’re fluent in. Shoot! 

$800 million GRACKED.COM Forbes estimated Girl Scouts make about $800 million from cookie sales.

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Prescription MORE painkiller overdoses cause DEATHS than cocaine and heroin. According to the CDC, 17,029 people overdosed from prescription opioids in 2017, compared with 15,482 from heroin and 13,942 from cocaine. CRACKED.COM

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Since 1989, 365 convicted prisoners have been exonerated by DNA evidence. 28% had confessed. 20 were on death row. CRACKED COM

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GRACKED.COM The budget for the Curiosity rover is about the same amount the U.S. military spends in a little over 30 HOURS.

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CRACKED.COM Chernobyl, HBO's miniseries that became overnight the highest rated show on IMDb, significantly boosted Chernobyl (Ukraine) tourism. Tour agencies reported an almost 40% increase since the series was aired.

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The Cars franchise generated $8 billion in merchandise in the first five years after the original movie's release. Over that period, over 200 million toy cars were sold. R S N adidas WOP - REPUBLICA OS OMEZI NEW CHEEZ-IT LA imaginext 95 CRACKED.COM

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Game of Thrones brought £240 million ($300 million) worth of business to Northern Ireland. Filming the hit show in the region not only increased visitors but also brought business to many local enterprises ranging from casting agents to taxidermists. CRACKED.COM

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The largest comic book collection can be found at the Library of Congress. The library holds over 6,000 titles of comic books, with a total of 120,000 different issues. The library's collection slightly surpasses the largest personal comic book collection owned by Bob Bretall with 101,822 different issues. CRACKED COM

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