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Significant Digits For Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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


1 hour

A leopard named Zeya escaped from its enclosure at the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City for an hour on Tuesday. While this could have gone many different ways, it’s crucial to remember that leopards are cats: The beast was found napping in the rafters. [The Salt Lake Tribune]


4 states

New Jersey, North Dakota, South Dakota, New Mexico, Montana and the big one, California, all voted Tuesday (catch up on FiveThirtyEight’s coverage of the primaries). Hillary Clinton won four of those states, putting her firmly ahead in the delegate count and establishing her as the presumptive Democratic nominee. [ABC News]


$15 per hour

The D.C. city council approved a $15 hourly minimum wage, to be phased in by 2020. Mayor Muriel Bowser will sign the measure. [WTOP]


38 percent

According to the CDC, 17 percent of teenagers and 38 percent of U.S. adults are obese. [NBC News]


18,600 sailors

The Navy hit the 18,600 U.S. sailors serving in Japan with a drinking ban following a car crash involving a sailor who was suspected of driving drunk. [Reuters]


$8.4 million

“Warcraft” beat the record set by “Furious 7” at midnight screenings in China, earning $8.4 million. This strong opening overseas is excellent news for the movie, which is currently rocking an 18 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes but is expected to be a hit in the Chinese market. [Jonathan Papish, Deadline]


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Walt Hickey was FiveThirtyEight’s chief culture writer.

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