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Significant Digits For Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

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5 goals

Robert Lewandowski, a striker for Bayern Munich, scored a ludicrous five goals in nine minutes in a match against Wolfsburg. [Digg]


12.5 percent

Facebook is expanding its Instant Articles feature, which means that more users will be reading stories that publishers post directly to the social network. The feature will initially be available on 12.5 percent of iOS devices, but if successful, that’s set to rise. [Mashable]


17 percent

The percentage of seniors in a survey of 27 universities who reported experiencing sexual assault by force or incapacitation while at college. [FiveThirtyEight]


86 percent

Pope Francis is in the United States! About 86 percent of U.S. Catholics have a favorable view of the pontiff. [Pew Research Center]


750 rhinos

The number of rhinos that have been poached from Kruger National Park in South Africa this year. [CNN]


More than 50,000

The number of people who have joined the Labour Party in the U.K. since left-winger Jeremy Corbyn took over Sept. 12. That is more than the entire membership of the U.K. Independence Party. Total membership for Labour is now about 360,000. [The Independent]


120,000 asylum seekers

The European Union approved a plan for 120,000 asylum seekers to be apportioned among member-states. [The New York Times]


$79 billion

In South Korea, a chaebol is a family-owned conglomerate, and one of them — Lotte Group, the fifth-largest — is enduring some corporate “Game of Thrones”-level scheming, with one heir to the empire cutting out his brother and father from the management of the $79 billion company in a bid to take control of it. [The New York Times]


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Walt Hickey was FiveThirtyEight’s chief culture writer.

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