The Week In Numbers: Crabwalking Robots, Ferocious Fungi, And The Future Of Game Of Thrones
A theoretical spoiler below
165: number of pounds Lonesome George weighed at the time of his death, before scientists stuffed and mounted him for display.
2: the number of rubber bands needed to build your own shoebox phone projector.
100,000,000: amount of money in American dollars the President of Korea pledged at the UN Climate Summit to help developing nations undertake low-carbon economic growth.
250,000: number of seeds a tumbleweed can spread as it rolls. Scientists are researching**** two species of fungi that can limit the reach of these troublesome weeds.
Packed up Crab Walker
8: number of limbs the new cannon-carrying robot, called the Crabwalker, might scuttle around on, as designed by Chinese engineers.
Laboratory Examination Of Ebola
1.4 million: number of people who possibly will contract the Ebola virus by January 2015, as predicted by the CDC.
980,000: number of people who might die from the disease in the next six months.
The Last Gladiator
1,600: length in feet of the Snake River Canyon that daredevils are attempting to jump in homemade vehicles. Evel Knievel famously failed to jump the canyon in 1974.
25,600: frames of video the new slo-mo camera Phantom v2511 can capture in one second.
Why so pouty, Jon Snow?
60: percentage chance that Jon Snow does not die, according to a Game of Thrones-themed mathematics paper. The paper’s authors used the Bayesian method to predict plot outcomes in future _Song of Ice and Fire _novels.