By The Numbers

Rebranding the cockroach

Marketplace Staff Jul 22, 2015
47.5 million units

That’s how many units of iPhones were sold in the last quarter, according to Apple’s latest report out Tuesday. But as much as that seems like a huge number, it fell short of analysts’ expectations, which were more like 50 million units. That led to a 7 percent drop in Apple stocks in immediate after-hours trading, in spite of the company’s 38 percent increase in earnings.

40 percent

That’s the percentage of Chipotle’s some 1,800 restaurants that still don’t have carnitas. Due to a pork shortage, the company had pulled the meat option from many of its franchises, saying that it expected to be able to offer the meat by the end of the year. But as the New York Times reports, because of new store openings, the percentage of stores not offering carnitas has actually risen since the start of the year.

700,000 people

That’s how many Americans identify as transgender, according to the UCLA Williams Institute. That’s a large population of people that has to navigate finding medical care and businesses where they feel accepted. To address the situation, one Chicago startup called RAD Remedy is creating a database to serve as a resource. Think of it like a Yelp for for transgender people.

4,000 species

That’s how many species of cockroaches — pause to let that sink in — exist in the world. That’s a pretty disturbing number for anyone who has shrieked the minute they turned on the kitchen light to see an antennaed little friend scurry away. But as Yahoo News reports, a zoo in Japan is opening an exhibit aimed at highlighting the important role cockroaches play in the natural world. 

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