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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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91 Percentage of plastics are not recycled. Only ~9% is recycled in the US. The bulk of the 91% ends up in 2nd or 3rd world countries in illegal land fills or burned in open air fire pits.
(Source:National Geographic : Dated: Apr 2019)


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)


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


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


818 Number of movies produced in the United States in 2011. 3rd most behind India's Bollywood at 1,255 movies and 997 movies by Nigeria's Nollywood.
(Source:stephenfollows.com : Dated: Jan 2012)


9 Millions of wild/feral pigs in the United States. Includes many huge domestic pigs which have escaped their pens and turned wild, mating with wild boars. (2020)
(Source:NPR Radio via Adventure Journal : Dated: Sep 2020)


2,000 Number of people using asthma inhalers every minute world wide.
(Source:Smithsonian Magazine Sept 2020: Dated: Sep 2020)


400,000 Number of plastic milk jugs recycled every day in the US.
(Source:Polywood.com : Dated: Aug 2019)


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