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The numbers for May 13, 2013: 140 characters of dirty diapers

Marketplace Staff May 13, 2013

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140:

The number of characters in a tweet. We use Twitter for all sorts of things, and now Huggies Brazil is using it to inform parents when their babies have dirty diapers — all in 140 characters or less. (Today)

100,000

The amount (in kilograms) of explosive used to attempt to demolish a building in Brisbane, Australia. The problem was that wasn’t enough to take the building down. A backhoe had to be called in to finish the job. (ITV)

$5

The amount in Amazon coins that the company is giving away to Kindle Fire owners. Let’s hope this doesn’t turn into another Bitcoin. Or maybe that’s a good thing? (Cnet)

$441,392

The median income of public college leaders. That makes everyone feel better about their student loans. (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

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