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We never cease to be amazed at some of the numbers out there in our every day world. We so often take things for granted or are outright oblivious to the size of our world until things are brought into perspective when we hear about a number.

To that end, this website was created to shine a light on these numbers.

Current # of Records: 110

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50 Number of dictators in the world as of 2019
(Source:Planet Rulers : Dated: Oct 2019)


2,600 Number of auto fatalities each year due to cell phones use or distractions.
(Source:National Traffic Safety Institute: Dated: Jul 2019)


300,000 Number of auto collisions each year due to cell phone use/distraction
(Source:National Traffic Safety Institute: Dated: Jul 2019)


5,000 Number of Japanese balloon bombs (aka Fu-Go bombs) were launched from Japan during WWII Pacific (~1942). ~300 reached US airspace from Alaska to Southern California. ~6 people killed.
(Source:National Geographic : Dated: Jun 2019)


6 Number of women being killed (termed 'femicde') every day (on average) in South Africa. ~75% perpetrators were identified as known partners to the women. 2016 number projected to current year. 6 women per day out of a total of 60 murders a day.
(Source:Africa Check : Dated: Jan 2020)


2,000 Number of thumb drives thrown in the trash (intentionally or inadvertently) each year, worldwide.
(Source:me. I just guested.: Dated: May 2019)


90 Gallons of water (on average) used daily per capita (person) in the US.
(Source:U.S. Geological Survey : Dated: May 2019)


801 Number of children killed in hot cars in the U.S. in the past 20 years
(Source:USA Today May 5th 2019: Dated: May 2019)


2,000 Number of eatable species of bugs around the world
(Source:CNN News: Dated: May 2020)


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