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Significant Digits For Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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


5 states

Hillary Clinton won four of the five states in contention yesterday — Rhode Island went to Sanders — and widened her lead by about 50 delegates. On the GOP side, Donald Trump had a stellar evening, winning each of the five states — Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Rhode Island — and scooping up the vast majority of the delegates on the board. [FiveThirtyEight]


156 nerds

My colleagues Ben Lindbergh and Rob Arthur reckon that there are 156 people employed by Major League Baseball clubs as quantitative analysts, up from 44 in 2009 and 75 in 2012. [FiveThirtyEight]


650,000 albums

Prince does not appear to have left a will, meaning his sister and five half-siblings may be the heirs to his estate, an estate that’s likely to have revenue coming in for some time. Since his death last Thursday, at least 650,000 albums and 2.8 million tracks have been sold. [The New York Times]


10.7 million viewers

Reported viewership for Sunday’s season six premiere of “Game of Thrones,” of whom 7.94 million were viewers who watched the show live on TV. [CNN Money]


£29 million

Cost of repairs for Big Ben, which is definitely a clock in England and not a quarterback in Pittsburgh who is paying hush money over a marijuana incident, as I thought when I first glanced at the headline “Big Ben ‘bongs’ to be silenced for £29m.” The repairs will mean Ben’s iconic bell will temporarily go quiet until everything’s refurbished. [BBC]


$150 million

The amount of Islamic State cash that the U.S.-led coalition destroyed in a bomb strike on a house in Mosul, Iraq. That strike was part of a larger strategy of targeting the terrorist group’s money depots. So far an estimated $500 million to $800 million has been destroyed by air strikes. [BBC]


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Walt Hickey was FiveThirtyEight’s chief culture writer.

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