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The numbers for July 22, 2013: Heat breaks

82 degrees

The current temperature outside Marketplace's New York bureau. After a week of sweltering 90 degree weather, the low 80's are good news by us. (Weather.com)

61 percent

The proportion of Americans who plan to work during their summer vacation. That's up sharply from 52 percent last year. (LAT)

1,000

The number of people who have drunk another person's distilled sweat using a new machine made by developers in Sweden. Yes, that's right, the machine takes sweat from soggy clothes and turns it into drinkable water -- which is allegedly cleaner that Sweden's local tap water. (BBC)

19 million

And now to a different kind of heat. 19 million households in the UK will reportedly have to opt in or out of online pornography access. It's part of a new effort by Prime Minister David Cameron to clean up, or cool off, the Internet. (The Sun)

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Katie Long is a contributing digital producer for Marketplace Morning Report and Marketplace Tech.
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