By The Numbers

The times are changing for Times Square Toys R Us

Marketplace Staff Dec 31, 2015
19 percent

That’s how much stocks in Weight Watchers jumped in value by end of day Wednesday. The reason for the uptick? TV commercials featuring new spokeswoman Oprah Winfrey began to air. As the Associated Press writes, it doesn’t hurt your company when Oprah tweets the commercial to her 30 million Twitter followers.

300 yards

Under current UK law, that’s the maximum distance a canon must be from a dwelling house if fired. That and other antiquated laws are the result of some 900 years of lawmaking in the UK. Now, parliamentary lawyers are attempting some “legislative house cleaning,” including a law that makes it illegal to enter parliament wearing a suit of armor.


That’s how tall the ferris wheel is inside the Times Square Toys R Us stands. Or used to, rather. Wednesday marked the last day the store would open its doors to New Yorkers and tourists alike. As the Associated Press writes, with skyrocketing rent, the company is looking for real estate elsewhere to reopen the store.

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