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

Marketplace Staff May 13, 2013

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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)


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)


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)


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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