The Week In Numbers: Homes For Boston Marathoners, Kilt-Wearers Without Underpants, And More

5,037: the number of Massachusetts residents who offered their homes to people stranded after the Boston Marathon bombing 5 microns: … Continued

5,037: the number of Massachusetts residents who offered their homes to people stranded after the Boston Marathon bombing

5 microns: the width of the pixels used by a tiny new camera from DARPA

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DARPA

1938: the year Albert Hofmann synthesized LSD for the first time

1,200 degrees Fahrenheit : the temperature needed to ignite anhydrous ammonia, the chemical at the site of the factory explosion in West, Texas

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93 percent: the portion of a single cell’s DNA scientists were able to map using a new genome-sequencing technique

1884: the year a Popular Science writer overdosed on hasish

11,417: the number of sharks killed per hour by humans

1.78 mg: the amount of ricin (the poison mailed to President Obama this week) needed to kill an average adult

Ricin
Ricin (on Breaking Bad) via Breaking Bad Wiki

70 percent: the portion of kilt-wearers who go without underpants, which may make their sperm stronger

3.5 million: the number of inhabitants per square mile in the vice-ridden former Chinese military fort known as Kowloon Walled City (Manhattan’s population density is only 27,000 people per square mile)

3.5 grams: the amount of marijuana in the nitrous-powered Green Dragon liquor

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Paul Adams

20-30 percent: the percentage of cats that don’t react to catnip

44.3 percent: the portion of U.S. clubgoers who have used LSD in the past year, compared with only 14.5 percent of UK partiers

3800 kV: the voltage of a zap from the new anti-rape bra created by engineering students in India

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SHE via BBC

10 inches: the length of the Giant African Land Snails that have invaded Florida (they may have been imported for Santería followers to drink their mucus)

Giant African Land Snails