By The Numbers

1,111 karats, and still only second best

Marketplace Staff Nov 19, 2015
$3 billion

That’s about how much Square has been valued at in its Initial Public Offering (though that number climbed a bit in early trading Thursday). Still, it’s significantly less than the company hoped for  a third less, to be exact. While Square has shown growth, investors are wary of its business model, and the risk involved in sinking too much money into the company.


That’s how many karats a diamond discovered in Botswana weighs, making it the second largest in the world. It’s about the size of a tennis ball. As Bloomberg writes, it is out-sized only by the Cullinan diamond, which belongs to the British Crown jewels.


That’s how many in every 4,500 baby girls is born without a uterus. It’s a rare condition, but not insignificant. Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic are preparing to transplant a uterus for the first time in the U.S. In the next few months, surgeons will extract the uterus from a deceased donor and transplant it into an infertile woman in hopes of creating a new alternative for those who cannot have children.

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