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By The Numbers

Diamonds are a girl’s best … meal?

Marketplace Staff Sep 14, 2015
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$300,000

That’s how much a diamond stolen by a Chinese woman from a Bangkok jewelry fair is worth. She was caught on camera and was later stopped at the airport. Where was the diamond, you may be asking? In her stomach. As the BBC reports, doctors had to use a colonoscope to retrieve the gem.

2,200

That’s how many soldiers Austria has sent to reinforce its borders, a response to Germany’s decision to increase regulation of its borders over the weekend. The New York Times also writes that last week, 4,300 troops were sent by Hungary to guard its border with Serbia. 

$100,000

That’s how much an Instagram celebrity can pull in for a single sponsored post. That is, if they have millions of followers. But certainly, the more reach you have, the more money you can make. That’s especially evident at NY Fashion Week, where photographers and bloggers collide to capture the best examples of effortless street-style. The secret behind all those fashionable people walking around? Some of them are paid to be there.

$25,000

That’s the maximum amount the Illinois Lottery says it can pay instant lotto winners, as a current impasse in government is preventing the approval of a state budget. A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of at least two winners, the argument being that claiming there will be winners while knowing of an inability to pay the reward is tantamount to fraud.

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