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The numbers for June 3, 2013: Tip-top tippers and potatoes growing on bushes
The percent of Germans who say they always tip. According to a survey by the travel company TripAdvisor, Germans tip the most. Americans are the second best tippers, with 57% leaving a gratuity. (TripAdvisor)
The amount the IRS reportely spent on conferences for its employees. The new acting chief of the IRS calls this spending "inappropriate" -- which included money put towards teaching some IRS employees how to line dance. (Wall Street Journal)
While addressing graduates at Princeton over the weekend, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke suggested students worry less about money. "Money is a means not an end," he said. "I'm not going to tell you that money doesn't matter, because you wouldn't believe me anyway." (CNN)
Children surveyed in Britain that thought potatoes grew on bushes or trees. (BBC)
Will Smith's "After Earth" rating on Rotten Tomatoes was a scant 13 percent, despite the blockbuster budget. Will Hollywood ever f ...
The numbers for May 31, 2013: More like 80/20
The unemployment rate for the 17 countries that use the euro. It's a new record high for the region. (Marketplace)
The number of summer internship applications at Goldman Sachs. Despite a rocky few years for Wall Street and Goldman's reputation, a lot of youngsters -- and their parents -- still want in. (The Guardian)
The chances of a penny landing tails up after you spin it. It's heavy on the Lincoln head side, turns out. (Smithsonian Magazine)
As in MI-5. HSBC bank is bringing the former head of Britain's domestic spy agency on board. And speaking of spy chiefs, you heard that former CIA head David Petraeas just got a nice spot with KKR, the big private equity firm. (Financial Times)
The number of nutrition labels found on Google. (TechCrunch)
The numbers for May 30, 2013: The happiest Tweeters
The rate at which the U.S. economy grew in the first quarter of 2013. The revision is down slightly from the Commerce Department's initial estimate of 2.5 percent. The data show less government spending is at work here, amid Washington's austere footing when it comes to budgets. (Reuters)
The character limit of a Tweet. Researchers looked at millions of tweets for references to happiness and found that the saddest Tweeters live in Texas. The happiest are from Napa, California. (National Geographic)
The amount Japan's Nikkei index lost today -- otherwise known as a "correction". Tokyo's booming stock market has dealt with major jitters recently, but is still up about 30 percent for the year. (The Telegraph)
The percent of users dropping off Yahoo Messenger. Digital analytics firm ComScore says desktop-based instant messaging is down acrosss the board since April of 2012. Facebook chat and Gchat are up -- at least for now. (Buzzfeed)
The av ...
The numbers for May 29, 2013: 'One million dollars...'
The estimated insurance cost of last week's tornado in Oklahoma. Bloomberg News is reporting this does not include wrecked cars covered under auto policies. Marketplace's Krissy Clark shares some of the more human costs. (Marketplace)
The likely radioactive material contained in some metal-studded leather belts sold by British online retailer Asos. Radiation levels were very low, so the recall back in January was voluntary -- it's only now become public. (The Guardian)
The cost of some Hampton's summer rentals. CNBC did the math, and that's about 9 thousand eight hundred dollars a day, but you'll get a nice pool and all-you-can eat square footage. (CNBC)