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By The Numbers

The numbers for Friday, October 4: Breaking down the numbers of Breaking Bad

Liyna Anwar Oct 4, 2013
By The Numbers

The numbers for Friday, October 4: Breaking down the numbers of Breaking Bad

Liyna Anwar Oct 4, 2013

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601,000

The number of Twitter users who were tweeting about Breaking Bad during Sunday’s finale. Also the number of tears my colleague shed after realizing the show was over. (Silicon Tally)

180,000

The number of jobs that were added to the workforce last month, according to most economic forecasters. Because of the government shutdown, labor statisticians who normally put the monthly jobs report together were forced out of work, so our best bet this time around is a prediction. (Marketplace)

15

The number of NASA interns who lost their dorm housing because of the federal shutdown. Since NASA’s housing for interns is government owned and operated, staff was no longer on duty and the facility had to close its doors to all residents. That’s some serious hazing. (Marketplace)

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