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Significant Digits For Thursday, April 21, 2016

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The No. 2 pick

The Philadelphia Eagles, a team I despise, traded a whole bundle of draft picks to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft and a fourth-round pick next year. The Browns got a first-, third- and fourth-round pick this year, a first-round pick in 2017, and a second-round pick in 2018. My hope, as a New York Giants fan, is that this is the first good trade in the history of the Cleveland Browns. []

4 days

All right, given that I both work for Disney and was born in 1990, I’m way too close to this story, so I’m just going to state the facts: The Disney Channel is planning to release the 100th Disney Channel Original Movie and will air a four-day marathon of the 51 most popular films in the franchise in May as part of the celebration. If you also consider the contemporary implications of “Motorcrossed” nearly monthly, feel free to reach out, and I’ll let you know more deets about the marathon. [Deadline]


Do you use money? Same! Huge news out of the U.S. Treasury on Wednesday: Secretary Jack Lew announced that changes are coming to American currency. Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill (Jackson will appear on the reverse side), local Broadway star Alexander Hamilton will remain on the $10 bill, but he will be joined on the reverse side by Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul. Abraham Lincoln, meanwhile, will be joined on the $5 note by Martin Luther King Jr., Marian Anderson and Eleanor Roosevelt. Nothing will happen to Benjamin Franklin on the $100 bill, and I’m cool with that. [U.S. Treasury]

69 calls

New York City’s 311 service, which allows residents to file complaints that are slightly below 911-level emergencies and slightly above a letter to the editor, clocked 69 complaints from January 2010 to May 2015 regarding people smoking pot in city parks. The moral of Gawker’s analysis is that you should not smoke weed at the PS 14 Playground pool in Staten Island. I hope everyone made it out of 4/20 all right! [Gawker]

250 deaf attorneys

Approximate number of deaf attorneys in the United States, according to Teresa Curtin of the Weitz & Luxenberg law firm. Curtin was authorized to argue cases before the Supreme Court, along with 11 other deaf and hard-of-hearing lawyers, in a ceremony at the court Tuesday. [Reuters, h/t reader Brian Keller]


A South Korean fried chicken restaurant going by “Louie Vuiton Dak” — a play on the Korean word for whole chicken — has been ordered to pay 14.5 million won ($12,500) to the luxury brand Louis Vuitton for damages. [Agence France-Presse]

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Walt Hickey was FiveThirtyEight’s chief culture writer.