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Significant Digits For Monday, March 23, 2015

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42 percent

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament wrapped up its round of 32 on Sunday, and Kentucky remains favored to win the title. Our forecast has the Wildcats winning 42 percent of the time. [FiveThirtyEight]


1 in 45

Probability that the son of an NBA player goes on to become an NBA player. [New York Times]


59 years

With 18.6 inches of snow so far, New York City has seen historic levels of the precipitation for the month of March. It’s the most in 59 years and the seventh-highest in 148 years. [FiveThirtyEight]


More than 70 percent

Portion of The New York Times’ revenue last year that derived from print. [New York Times]

77 percent to 79 percent

The venture capital world is under heavy scrutiny because of a high-profile lawsuit alleging gender discrimination at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. According to an expert called to testify, 77 percent to 79 percent of venture capital firms industrywide “have never had a woman represent them on the board of one of their portfolio companies.” [Wired]

$40 million to $50 million

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is poised to be the first Republican to formally jump into the 2016 presidential race Monday. He’s looking to raise $40 million to $50 million during the primary campaign. [Houston Chronicle]


$54 million

“Insurgent,” the sequel to young adult novel adaptation “Divergent,” won the box office this weekend, taking in $54 million. [Yahoo News]

$1.362 billion

Total gross for the 2013-14 Broadway season, according to the Broadway League. [New York Post]


$9 billion

Amount gambled on the NCAA basketball tournament over four days this year, compared with $7 billion spent over two years of the 2012 presidential election season. [Washington Post]


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Walt Hickey was FiveThirtyEight’s chief culture writer.

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