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Blog Profile / The Numbers Guy


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Filed Under:Academics / Mathematics
Posts on Regator:459
Posts / Week:1.5
Archived Since:December 12, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Statshot: Large Weddings, Burning Man and College Football

In this week's statshot: A new study finds that large weddings seem to mean happier marriages; since Burning Man started, the annual weeklong desert festival has grown so much that it temporarily becomes the sixth-largest city in Nevada; and big-time college football will now have a four-team playoff.

Comet Landing Like Trying to Put a Toy Helicopter on a Leaking Balloon

The Rosetta space probe made history this month when it became the first mission to orbit a comet. The trip took a dozen years, covered 4 billion miles, and required four gravity slingshots to control the satellite’s speed and trajectory.

Labor Day Gas Prices Lowest Since 2010

Labor Day is a huge travel weekend, but fortunately this year won't cost so much in gas.

What Countries Produce the Most Vehicles?

China leads the way as the world's largest producer of cars and commercial vehicles, making roughly double the number (22.1 million) that the U.S. produced in 2013 (11.1 million), according to data from auto industry analyst WardsAu...

Who Will Pay the Most for Your Old iPhone?

It's apple season—that time of year when Apple releases new details on its products, usually including a new iPhone. Where can you get the most value for your old iPhone?

Statshot: Arrest Deaths, Food Trucks and Grizzly Bears

People who were killed by while being arrested were more likely to be male and black. Cities with high rents and ethnically diverse populations are also home to more food trucks. Scientists are studying how grizzlies cope with extreme weight fluctuation in a search for answers to the rising diabetes epidemic among humans.

Map: Where Is ‘Open Carry’ Legal?

Open carry of a handgun is legal in most states without a special permit. Here's a map of where open carry of a handgun is legal.

Greece Leads the World in Overweight and Obese Kids

Here's a look at child overweight and obesity rates around the world—and why they don't always match up.

Teen Birth Rate Drops 57% Over Two Decades

Teen births have been dropping for years, but new data show just how far. The birth rate for teens aged 15-19 declined 57% between 1991 and 2013, to 26.6 births for every thousand teens.

A Decade in Google Lobbying

Since its IPO, Google has lobbied for everything from its fiber Internet to its driverless cars, reaching out to Republicans and Democrats alike.

$100 Oil Is Here to Stay

$100-per-barrel oil is here to stay, as increased demand from emerging markets, combined with stagnating crude production, has led to higher prices.

Statshot: Sovereign States, Car Problems and CrossFit

In a September referendum, Scottish voters will decide whether to split from the United Kingdom. New car owners are having more problems with their vehicles. The business of CrossFit is booming.

Which Cities Get the Most Sleep?

People in Melbourne sleep the most, people in Tokyo sleep the least, and Americans just need more sleep overall.

Most Electricity in U.S. Still Comes From Coal; Where Does Your State Stand?

Since the first quarter of 2001, overall electricity generation from all fuel sources has risen 13% in the U.S. The main sources of that electricity have changed slightly.

Many Communications Graduates Can’t Find Work, but Regrets Are Few

As the nation still struggles to revitalize the economy, the job market for journalism and communications graduates has stalled, according to a recent survey of 2013 graduates conducted by the University of Georgia. Despite the grimShow More Summary

Retail Sales Disappoint: What Did We Buy in July?

U.S. retail sales were basically flat last month, disappointing economists expecting a gain. What stores were Americans visiting in July?

Americans Have a Hard Time Covering Emergency Expenses

A recent Federal Reserve Board report aimed to paint a picture American household finance following the recession—and it's bleak, especially in situations that require cash.

One in Four American Households Is One Person Living Alone

The percentage of Americans living alone has remained constant at about 27% of all households, the highest it has ever been, as people live longer, marry later and have more money.

New York Has Nine Starbucks for Every Square Mile in Manhattan

At least in New York, there seems to be a Starbucks on every corner. While that's a bit of an exaggeration, the chain has seen rapid growth, putting it in the ranks of McDonald's as far as nationwide chains go.

Statshot: Power Producers, Short Runs and Scary Animals

About half of the energy produced in the U.S. comes from just five states. Running for five minutes a day, even at a slow pace, has health benefits. Almost half of SyFy's original movies from the past four years feature frightening animals.

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