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Significant Digits For Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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17 years

Music streaming service Pandora remains in trouble — but still inexplicably alive — after 17 years of never reporting a profit. [The Outline]

21 percent

Percentage of 18- to 24-year-olds who use streaming services who told a Reuters/Ipsos poll that they had accessed a digital streaming service using some other person’s credentials. That’s crazy, because that’s exactly equal to the 21 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds who need to shut the hell up before they ruin a perfectly good thing by mouthing off to a bunch of pollsters. Seriously, do you people have any chill? [Reuters]

58 construction cranes

Seattle tops the list of cities with the most construction cranes on their skylines, with 58. In second place, trailing by 22 cranes, is Los Angeles. [The Seattle Times]

71 percent

A new report claims that 100 companies are responsible for 71 percent of greenhouse gas emissions since 1988. [The Guardian]

$22.2 million

Amount of money boxer Floyd Mayweather reportedly owes the IRS for 2015. He’s coming out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor, which I suppose is one way to defer tough financial decisions. [ESPN]

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Walt Hickey was FiveThirtyEight’s chief culture writer.