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Significant Digits For Monday, June 20, 2016

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10.8 percent

The U.S. gross domestic product grew 10.8 percent between the first quarter of 2008 — its pre-recession peak — and the fourth quarter of 2015. For comparison, the GDP of the Eurozone’s only grew 0.6 percent, and Japan’s grew 0.1 percent. [The Wall Street Journal]

30 paid staff

Estimated paid staff the Trump campaign said it had on the ground across the country. Judging by previous campaigns, that is an … atypical number of staffers to have at this point. [The Associated Press]

96 percent

That’s the percentage of films in which Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson uses violence in some way shape or form, prior to the release of “Central Intelligence” this past weekend. The lone exception in his career was “The Game Plan,” a fluffy PG-rated Disney movie. “Central Intelligence” had a good opening weekend, finishing behind “Finding Dory” but still hauling in $34.5 million. [FiveThirtyEight, Box Office Mojo]


In case you live too far from Cleveland to have heard an entire city shouting into the night, the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors 93-89 last night in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. It is Cleveland’s first major sports championship in 52 years. [ESPN]

$38,000 a day

Secret service protection for a presidential candidate can cost upwards of $38,000 per day. Sen. Bernie Sanders, despite the fact that it appears he will not obtain his party’s nomination, has not yet suspended his campaign, so he still gets that protection. And that could remain the case through the convention. [The Washington Post]

$1.2 billion

Amount of money Starbucks is holding that came from funds pre-loaded onto a Starbucks card or their app as of the first quarter. [Huffington Post]

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Walt Hickey was FiveThirtyEight’s chief culture writer.