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Significant Digits For Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

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35 percent

The percentage of people who have played in an NHL game this year who were born after Jaromir Jagr made his debut in the league on Oct. 5, 1990. [CBS Sports]


70 percent

A comedian and former television star has won the Guatemalan presidential election. With 92 percent of ballots counted, Jimmy Morales had 70 percent of the vote. This is a good story to send to your friend who is disconcertingly into Donald Trump but doesn’t think he could win it all. [Wall Street Journal]


165 mph

Estimated wind speed of Hurricane Patricia when it slammed into Mexico on Friday. The storm was only the eighth recorded hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. or Mexico at Category 5 strength. [FiveThirtyEight]


295 bears

Florida’s controversial bear hunt ended after two days and the killing of 295 bears. More than 3,200 people bought permits to participate — that’s about the same number as the state’s estimated black bear population. The idea of thousands of armed Floridians going into battle with thousands of bears is both horrifying and amazing. [Associated Press]


150,000 alpacas

The alpaca bubble has burst, with farmers wiped out in the price crash practically giving the animals away. Because of breeding programs, U.S. supply has swollen to about 150,000 alpacas, while demand never exactly materialized. [KUNC]


$7.3 million

“Steve Jobs,” that movie about the co-founder of Apple that doesn’t have Ashton Kutcher in it, brought in a lame $7.3 million at the box office in its first weekend in wide release. The film has positive reviews and awards buzz, but that’s a disappointing opening and could mean the movie flops. [Variety]


$46.4 million

The Mets’ postseason run has had an economic impact of $46.4 million on New York City, according to the city’s economic development corporation. That includes money from ticket sales, spending by tourists and additional earnings for seasonal employees. [amNew York]


$500 million

Estimated advertising revenue this year for the AMC television network, which has been buoyed by hit shows like “The Walking Dead” and other scripted content. Five years ago, AMC pulled in about half that amount. [New York Times]


$1 billion

Over the next four years, Washington state anticipates collecting a total of more than $1 billion in tax revenue from marijuana sales. [Bloomberg]


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Walt Hickey was FiveThirtyEight’s chief culture writer.

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