Leigh Gallagher with Fortune Magazine, and Sudeep Reddy with the Wall Street Journal talk with David Gura about the week’s top stories.
What else did we learn this week?
Fun fact: 50.6 million people still visit MySpace each month.
Thanks, millennial nostalgia. MySpace’s most trafficked day of the week is Thursday due to people trying to find their old pictures to post on Instagram for “Throwback Thursday” or #TBT.
Marketplace Tech’s Silicon Tally quiz discussed this fun fact and others, including one about a glitter delivery service.
Fun fact: The $2 bill has a historically dirty reputation: It’s the standard bet at a racetrack, often the amount of a political bribe and used to be standard payment for a lady of the night.
Coming soon: An entire documentary about $2 bills.
Fun fact: Sylvester Stallone is the actor who has the most Golden Raspberry nominations, which recognize the year’s worst in film. He’s gotten 30.
Apparently he’s not a fan of the awards show, but they’re not a fan of him either.
Fun fact: 30 to 35 percent of water pumped through the pipelines of utilities worldwide is lost to leaks and bursts.
The leaks add up to about 8.6 trillion gallons of water lost worldwide each year.
Fun fact: “Wake me up” by Avicii is the most Shazam’d song of all time with 15 million-plus Shazams and counting.
At least someone is benefiting from that incessant earworm.
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