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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: 114

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70 Number of laptops left behind in 2 months at a New Jersey Airport. Humm, 10 busiest US airports, year round = ~ 4,200 laptops a year??? Wow
(Source:TSA security check point spokes person : Dated: Dec 2017)


351,000 Number of people globally who die of food poisoning each year.
(Source:The World Health Organization : Dated: Apr 2015)


3,000 Number people in the US that will die of food poisoning each year.
(Source:USDA via channel 7 news.: Dated: Dec 2016)


5 Number of children killed every year in the US in school bus accidents
(Source:TSA via Goodmorning America (GMA): Dated: Nov 2016)


12 Number of commercial pilots removed from the cockpit per year for being drunk. National DUI alcohol limit is .08 (based on weight). Pilot DUI limits is half at .04.
(Source:TSA via Goodmorning America (GMA): Dated: Oct 2016)


1 Number of miles of highway lanes that have to be built to keep pace with new vehicles on the road.
(Source:Jim Turner, pure guess.: Dated: Oct 2017)


5,000 Number of ethnic groups in the world.
(Source:Scientific American Magazine, 1998 Study: Dated: Oct 2016)


160,000 Number of students in the U.S. that stay home everyday because of being bullied.
(Source:GMA morning program Oct 23rd 2016: Dated: Oct 2016)


48 Number of millions of hours wasted by Americans in 2015 counting out penny change at the cash register.
(Source:Should we get rid of the penny video 2015 : Dated: Jan 2016)


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