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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: 133

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23,964 The carrying capacity TEU (20' Equivalent Units) of the newest container ship HMM Algeciras. FEU 11,482 - 40' Equivalent Units. Imagine a ship with 12,000 containers on it.
(Source:The Maritime Post - Worlds Top Container Ships : Dated: Sep 2021)


5,300 Gallons of saliva the average person produces each year.
(Source:The Teeth Blog : Dated: Sep 2021)


444 Number Nuclear Power Plants/Reactors in the world as of 2019
(Source:Smithsonian Channel - Age of Humans: Dated: Apr 2019)


1,021 Number of nuclear bomb tests conducted at the Nevada Test Site between 1951 and 1992. 100 above ground, the rest below ground.
(Source:Smithsonian channel 367 ''Atomic Age Declassified'': Dated: Jun 2019)


33 Number of 'Broken Arrow' incidents in the US since the beginning. 'Broken Arrow' is a term referring to a B52 accident/crash with a nuclear bomb on board. 33 total bombs went down with the B52 carrying them. Some where found. 2 were semi armed and did not explode. With 2, just the neutron triggers exploded as dirty bombs in Spain. 11 are still classified 'Top Secret' with no information available. Yikes!!
(Source:Atomic Age Declassified TV show: Dated: Aug 2021)


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


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)


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