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Significant Digits For Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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The number of deaths at EDC Las Vegas — that’s the Electric Daisy Carnival, a music festival that has some notoriety for being a place of extensive pharmaceutical consumption without the approval of a physician, if you catch my drift. It’s the first time since 2013 that nobody died at EDC. On Sunday there were 212 medical calls and 40 felony narcotics arrests. But a great year, all things considered. [Los Angeles Times]

59.6 percent

Percentage of tweets from Donald Trump between Nov. 5 and June 2 that contained one exclamation point. About 10.4 percent contain two or more exclamation points. He appears to be enjoying himself during the run for the White House. About 7 percent of Hillary Clinton’s tweets from Nov. 15 to June 8 had at least one exclamation point. Sad! [FiveThirtyEight]

71 percent

A new SurveyMonkey poll of Britons found a very narrow lead — 49 percent to 48 percent — for the “Leave” campaign in Britain’s referendum on whether to be part of the European Union. One crucial angle here: the youth of Britain want to stay in the E.U.: 71 percent of 18-24 year olds said they plan to vote “remain.” [Business Insider]

87 out of 100

Chick-Fil-A has obtained the highest-ever recorded score on the American Customer Satisfaction Index for a fast food chain, an 87 out of 100. Customer satisfaction with fast food restaurants in general is on the rise. [MarketWatch]


Donald Trump’s campaign spent $6,735,026 in May, $1,100,513 of which went to Trump’s personal accounts, one of Trump’s businesses, or a member of Trump’s family. [ABC News]

$2.86 billion

Speaking of a man who moved money from one part of his life to another, Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors has offered to buy a different company Musk is a major shareholder in, SolarCity Corp., for $2.86 billion. The move would cost Musk quite a bit of money personally but in the end would consolidate his holdings and bail out SolarCity, which has been struggling. [Bloomberg]

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Walt Hickey was FiveThirtyEight’s chief culture writer.