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Significant Digits For Friday, April 10, 2015

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7 players

Seven University of Kentucky players declared themselves eligible for the 2015 NBA draft. [Cincinnati.com]

20 minutes

New York City mayor Bill De Blasio took the subway to work, riding an R train for 20 minutes to promote a push for transit money. The mayor was joined by Sen. Chuck Schumer, who presumably was just tagging along since he technically works in Washington, D.C., a quaint Amtrak stopover and tourist attraction located somewhere south of Philadelphia. [The New York Times via Gothamist]

92.1 percent

Percentage of software developers who are men, according to Stack Overflow’s 2015 developer’s survey. [Fusion]

$429

Cost of a roundtrip flight to Cuba from Orlando International, flying Island Travel & Tours, which will offer service starting in July. [Orlando Sentinel]

500 pot shops

Two years ago, residents of Los Angeles voted to cap the number of stores allowed to sell cannabis at 130. Clearly the free market was not alerted of this limitation: The city announced on Thursday it had closed 500 medical marijuana dispensaries. [Reuters]

1,000-foot water slide

Detroit is getting a temporary water slide, which I guess is what passes for an infrastructure improvement these days. A single ride goes for $15, unlimited pass for $50. [Curbed]

20,000

That’s a very nice, clean, round number, right? The Nikkei, Japan’s stock exchange, briefly broke this nice, clean, round number on Thursday, but promptly dipped below the nice, clean, round number. This type of financial news happens whenever a financial thing becomes a multiple of a power of ten. [Bloomberg Business]

$76,000

For the first time in a long time, former Rep. Aaron Schock will have to pick up a check. Marshall County, Illinois, is charging the disgraced former congressman — who resigned after allegations he pocketed reimbursements for mileage he didn’t drive — for the costs of the special election to replace him. [Peoria Journal Star]

$25 million

AT&T call center employees sold customer information to outside parties on at least 3 occasions — leaking the information of as many as 279,000 customers. The telecom giant will now pay a $25 million fine. [The Washington Post]

$91,541,053

Hedge fund zillionaire Bill Ackman flipped a 13,500-square-foot penthouse apartment at One57, an enviable Manhattan address, for $91.5 million, the city’s second-highest condo sale ever. In related news, a local lifestyle reporter had an hour-and-a-half commute home to Jersey City’s Heights district due to Lincoln Tunnel traffic, and local reports indicate that yeah, screw it, Hot Pockets don’t really go bad, right? [6sqft]


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Walt Hickey was FiveThirtyEight’s chief culture writer.

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