Welcome to Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news.
The San Jose Sharks beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 Thursday night in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, keeping themselves in the quest for the cup for at least another game. Pittsburgh leads the series 3-2. [ESPN]
Several states may have legalized marijuana, but we don’t have a good way to figure out if someone is high — a concern for drivers. Right now, the system is laborious, but researchers are working on faster methods of ascertaining the presence of THC in someone’s blood, such as a breathalyzer for weed. In one experiment, 14 Washington State University students got high and took a breath test that sought to detect marijuana levels. They were compensated $10 per breath exam, which as I understand it is essentially the American dream made real. [Bloomberg]
18 years old
Tinder is kicking everyone younger than 18 off its platform, answering the important question, “Jesus Christ, they seriously let kids on that thing?” Those ages 13 to 17 make up about 3 percent of Tinder’s active users, the company said. [Quartz]
Percentage of respondents to a Gallup poll who said they would vote for a woman for president if she was qualified in every other respect. In 1937! Don’t freak out! Man, that is really the sort of thing I should have put at the beginning of the sentence. Things are a lot different now. [FiveThirtyEight]
Jerry Seinfeld recently indicated that he believes the world is clamoring for a sequel to his 2007 film “Bee Movie.” This is a delightful fiction. The AV Club went out to find this supposed “groundswell of support” and located a Facebook group with 27 members and a Change.org petition with 46 signatures imploring Hollywood to take the plunge and make a “Bee Movie” sequel. (Those numbers have increased with the AV Club’s coverage.)
But just think of the potential for a “Bee Movie” cinematic universe — not to mention all the unanswered questions put forward in “Bee Movie” and the hints embedded in the film designed to send all those die-hard “Bee Movie” book fans for a loop. I imagine Seinfeld can only hold out a short while longer before acting on the urge to get “Bee Movie 2” in the works. [AV Club]
Combined number of television campaign ads aired by Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders so far this year, of which Kantar Media’s campaign media analysis group classified zero as negative. Going into the general election, it’s rather dubious that trend will continue. [Bloomberg]
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