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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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113 Number of countries around the world, where eating bugs is customary
(Source:CNN news: Dated: May 2020)


460 Tons of drugs turned in during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 2018 through more than 5,800 U.S. sites operated by DEA and local law enforcement.
(Source:Larimer County Sheriffs office, Colorado : Dated: Apr 2019)


200,000 Number pacemakers installed last year in the U.S.
(Source:American College of Cardiology : Dated: Apr 2020)


71 million cars produced worldwide in 2018
(Source:Statista : Dated: Jan 2019)


260,000 Number of traffic deaths in China in 2016. Represents 20% of the worlds traffic related deaths.
(Source:World Health Organization (WHO) : Dated: May 2016)


7,000 Number of genetic disorders known to the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the human genome project. 6000 of them are single gene and others are multifactorial genetic complex disorders
(Source:NIH and 60 Minutes TV Show : Dated: Apr 2020)


90,000 Tons of gold mined around the world in all recorded history.
(Source:Saw this in a museum in New Zealand: Dated: Feb 2020)


48 Number of minutes (on average) between bank robberies in the US.
(Source:Heard it on TV: Dated: Mar 2019)


4,200 Number of guns found in luggage at airport security screening in the US in 2018. 90% were loaded.
(Source:NBC .. Channel 7 evening news: Dated: Feb 2020)


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