By The Numbers

The numbers for July 19, 2013: Dates and times

Katie Long Jul 19, 2013

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2014

FIFA announced today that soccer fans will have to pay $90 to see World Cup games in Brazil in 2010. The price — which has been the subject of protests in Brazil — is $10 more than in 2010 in South Africa. (FIFA)

5 a.m.

Wall Streeters are making deals at workout classes rather than white table cloth power lunches. “John Abularrage, head of Tullett Prebon Plc’s Americas unit, takes clients to 5 a.m. sessions at Barry’s Bootcamp in Tribeca, where they run on treadmills and lift weights to thumping dance music,” reports Bloomberg. (Bloomberg)

2012

The U.S. Air Force spent a total of $9 billion on fuel in 2012. Now they are turning to our feathered friends to lower their costs: The agency has commissioned a multi-year program to study geese that fly in V-formation. “Vortex surfing” like a goose could cut in-flight fuel consumption by 20 percent in military aircraft. (Foreign Policy)

 

 

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