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By The Numbers

The numbers for May 6: 20 pounds of glitter and a 3D gun

Marketplace Staff May 6, 2013

The number of gallons of pink paint used to decorate the Barbie Dreamhouse, a life-size dollhouse tourist attraction that just opened in south Florida. Twenty pounds of glitter also went into its construction. (Sun-Sentinel)


The price of a 3D-printed handgun purchased on eBay by a Texas Law School student, who he says successfully fired it over the weekend. Cody Wilson wants to circulate plans for the mostly-plastic handgun on the Internet to make a point about what he sees as the futility of government regulation. (


The percentage of “mass affluent” (those who make more than $100,000 and $1 million) who engage with financial institutions on social media, according to LinkedIn. (ClickZ)


The number of wing-flaps per second fluttered by penny-sized robot’s made of a new piezoelectric material unveiled by researchers at Harvard. The tiny bugs weigh in as the planet’s smallest flying robot. (Harvard)

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