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Significant Digits For Thursday, May 5, 2016

Welcome to Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news.


1 state

John Kasich suspended his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination on Wednesday, ceding victory to Donald Trump. Kasich managed the impressive feat of remaining in the race longer than any other losing contender while somehow winning only a single state (Ohio) and accumulating a mere 154 delegates — a figure that was lower than the delegate count for Marco Rubio, who halted his campaign in the middle of March. [CNBC]


25 grams per week

Tea consumption per week per capita in the U.K. in 2014, down from 68 grams in 1974. Tea appears to be the victim of a generational divide, as the former staple of the British diet is not as popular among younger folks. [The Washington Post]


26 years old

The NHL’s Arizona Coyotes will name John Chayka the team’s GM today, making the 26-year-old stathead the youngest GM in the league. Is this the stats-in-sports bubble bursting? Who can say. [USA Today]


1857

That’s the last time a big earthquake seriously rocked the southern portion of the San Andreas fault line, and seismologists are worried about built-up stress on the fault line busting out in a destructive way. [The Los Angeles Times]


66,602

Number of passenger elevators in New York City. At any given time, based on the upwards of 76,000 total elevators and the average weight restriction, about 18 percent of the city’s population could potentially be held up by the five boroughs’ elevators if we ever elected to give that a whirl. [FiveThirtyEight]


$240,000

An economics professor has estimated that resellers of tickets to “Hamilton” — the hottest show on Broadway — make $240,000 per week in aggregate. “Hamilton” speculation is a brisk business in the city. [Bloomberg]


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Walt Hickey was FiveThirtyEight’s chief culture writer.

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