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By The Numbers

Making food more selfie-friendly

Brian De Los Santos May 15, 2015
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25,513

That’s how many people follow Chili’s on Instagram, as of Friday morning, and the chain is sprucing up its dishes to try and attract more. They’ve started serving fries in stainless steel containers and using burger buns with more visual appeal, Bloomberg reported.

1/3

That’s how many Pedialyte sales are attributed to adult consumers. Yep, the electrolyte-filled drink used to re-hydrate kids with stomach flu is being used frequently by adults to cure hangovers and the like.

71 percent

That’s how many parents are saying technology has improved the “overall quality of education” for their child. The data comes from a new Marketplace survey of about 1,000 parents of kids in grades three through 12.

3.4 million

That’s how many rural-area addresses Google plans to capture using drones for its Google Maps. Or is it? Take our Silicon Tally quiz to test your tech news savvy. 

$2 billion

That’s how much money the military spent on “urgent humanitarian” needs in Afghanistan. The money was used to “gain support from the locals for both the U.S. military and the nascent Afghan government,” ProPublica reported. The items include sweaters, prayer beads for Ramadan and health care supplies, among other efforts like community radio and a poetry competition.

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