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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.

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14 The number of tons, per week, of mild pain management prescriptions for patients leaving doctors and dentists offices around the world (written, filled and purchase) that are never used.
(Source:Pure guess, JT: Dated: Nov 2021)


3,000 Number of people who die of food poisoning each year in the US. CDC estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.
(Source:Center for disease control: Dated: May 2021)


250,000 Number of women raped or sexually assaulted world wide each year.
(Source:United Nations statistical report: Dated: Apr 2021)


30,000 Number of speakeasies in New York City during height of US's prohibition era.
(Source:history channel: Dated: Feb 2021)


5 Millions+ shipping containers are moving across/around the world on any given day.
(Source:History Channel: Dated: Jan 2021)


24 million web pages that have been published 5 or more years ago on more than 200 million active website, which the developers have lost or forgotten about. Pages that will never, ever be updated, corrected, changed or removed. Pure guess.
(Source:Numbers (this site) publisher. Pure guess: Dated: Dec 2020)


3 million coins are deposited in vending machines every 15 minutes in the United States alone.
(Source:Modern Marvels Television Show: Dated: Nov 2020)


40 billion US$ (and more) runs through the food and beverage vending machines per year.
(Source:Modern Marvel Television Series: Dated: Nov 2020)


35,000 Number of laundromats in the United States. A 5 billion US$ industry.
(Source:Martin Ray Laundry Systems : Dated: Nov 2020)


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