Significant Digits For Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018

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10 Cute Gift Ideas That ‘Give Back’ This Christmas
Thursday December 13, 2018

Gift giving that makes the world a better place! The post 10 Cute Gift Ideas That ‘Give Back’ This Christmas appeared first on Sporteluxe.

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109 times
James Bond, the fictional spy with a taste for martinis, had a “severe” and “chronic” drinking problem, according to public health experts at the University of Otago in New Zealand. I don’t know that it required experts to come to that determination, but the facts are as follows: Bond was seen drinking alcohol 109 times in his two dozen movies. Cirrhosis. Liver cirrhosis. [The Washington Post]

6 New Fitness Concepts Across Sydney & Melbourne That’ll Make You Sweat
Monday April 29, 2019

Bored of your usual workouts? Give these a whirl. The post 6 New Fitness Concepts Across Sydney & Melbourne That’ll Make You Sweat appeared first on Sporteluxe.

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$307.60 to $841.64 per hour
A federal judge has ordered Stormy Daniels to pay some $293,000 to President Trump for legal fees and sanctions after the dismissal of her defamation lawsuit against the president. According to the Trump team’s claims in court documents, five lawyers worked on the case, charging between $307.60 to $841.64 an hour. It’s those 64 cents that get you. Also, maybe I should’ve gone to law school … [The New York Times]

Underdog ASU faces balanced Fresno State in the Las Vegas Bowl
Friday December 14, 2018

The train is still chugging for first-year Arizona State head coach Herm Edwards. In an up-and-down season, the Sun Devils finished 7-5 to face the Mountain West champion and 21st-ranked Fresno State Bulldogs in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday. ASU got off to a 2-0 start to the season including a win over then-ranked […]

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Down 38 percent
Shares of Superdry, the British clothing company with a specialty in coats, plummeted 38 percent on Wednesday. The company’s CEO blamed unseasonably mild temperatures and heavy discounting by rivals. [The Guardian]

Magnitude 4.4 temblor
A magnitude 4.4 temblor (fancy name for earthquake) rumbled the American Southeast on Wednesday — centered about 150 miles southeast of Nashville. According to a U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist, it was just the sixth earthquake greater than magnitude 4.0 to strike this particular seismic zone in the past 45 years. [NPR]

3 million copies
In a banner year (is “banner” the right word?) for political books, sales of Michelle Obama’s memoir, “Becoming,” have topped 3 million, according to its publisher, Crown. That makes it one of the best-selling nonfiction books ever. Michelle and Barack Obama reportedly agreed in 2017 to a joint book deal worth $65 million. [USA Today]

16,000 prisoners
Two warring groups in Yemen have agreed to an enormous prisoner swap involving about 16,000 detainees. The Yemeni government submitted 8,576 names, while the Houthis submitted the names of 7,487 others. [Al Jazeera English]

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