The Week In Numbers: Crunchy Crickets, Food Poison Twitter Bots, And A Whole Lotta Ice
6: the number of weeks it takes to raise your own edible crickets. The cost: $22. 121.5: the calories in...
6: the number of weeks it takes to raise your own edible crickets. The cost: $22.
121.5: the calories in one serving size of crickets, which is 100 grams or roughly 22 crickets.** **
1,300: average thickness, in feet, of the glacier that currently buries the Bárðarbunga volcano in Iceland, which may erupt very soon.
60,000,000,000,000: approximate weight, in pounds, of the ice over the volcano.
4.6 billion years: age of recently-discovered meteorites that were made by volcanoes on a small asteroid.
2,241: number of food poisoning-related tweets collected by the Chicago Department of Public Health’s Twitter bot between March 2013 and January 2014.
133: number of restaurant inspections the bot’s work led to, including 21 shutdowns.
3,150: number of high-resolution photos that comprise a newly-released mosaic image of Antarctica.
0.15 inches: the average increase in elevation across the Western U.S., caused by extreme drought.
4: kilobytes of data that can be stored in a hard drive built by players in the game Minecraft. The hard drive is also “covered in torches to keep zombies from attacking it at night.”