The numbers for July 8, 2013: Number play


The number of years since a Brit won at Wimbledon, or so we're told. Turns out, 77 is the right number but in the wrong context. It has not been 77 years since a British player won Wimbledon. Virginia Wade did it 36 years ago, back in the year -- wait for it -- '77. (Marketplace)


The percent of the world's wood Scandanavian furniture company IKEA uses every year. (Pacific Standard)


The year the Apple 1 computer was first sold in Silicon Valley for the devilish price of $666.66. Christie's is auctioning off the first ever Apple product tomorrow. (All Things D)

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Katie Long is an associate producer for Marketplace Morning Report.
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