By The Numbers

The numbers for June 13, 2013: Census says!

Katie Long Jun 13, 2013

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$10

A guy in Laguna Nigel, Calif., mistakenly sold his wife’s $22,000 wedding ring at a yard sale for $10. The husband said the ring was in a wooden wristwatch box that he could have sworn was empty. (KTLA)

6.4%

A female Japanese band is getting a lot of attention these days. Their trick? Skirts get shorter when the Nikkei index of Japanese stocks goes up. Machikado Keiki, which translates to “Street Corner Economic Conditions,” are wearing much longer skirts today with the Nikkei dropping 6.4 percent. (Daily Mail)

Less than $1

Your personal information is worth less than a dollar. Wondering why the government is so interested? Try their calculator. (FT)

40%

On average, we spend 40 percent less on Dad for Father’s Day than we spend on Mom for her day. What’s the deal people? (National Retail Federation)

12,400

The latest 2012 census data findings show 12,400 non-Hispanic whites died than were born in the year ending in June 2012, continuing the trend of a shrinking white majority. (WSJ)

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