By The Numbers

The numbers for June 11, 2013: 222, 222, 222

Katie Long Jun 11, 2013

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$31.9 million

The amount Chicago spent on police overtime between January and April. The city has nearly reached its yearly budget of $38 million. (New York Times)

222,222,222.22

The amount of money mistakenly transferred by a bank worker in Germany. The employee was supposed to transfer 62.40 euros, but fell asleep at his keyboard with his finger on the number 2 key. (AFP)

Half

The proportion of STEM — science, technology, engineering, and math — jobs open to people who don’t have a college degree, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution. (Washington Post)

56%

Americans are not worried about government phone tracking. Phone dragnet? 56 percent said they were OK with it. (Ars Technica)

35

The number of trees in Seattle’s Beacon Food Forest — a place where you can scavenge for fruit and such all you like. Who needs the farmer’s market when you have a tree? (Co.Exist)

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