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    Estimated percentage of
    North American
    pit-viper
    litters that are "
    virgin
    births" : 5


    Percentage of freshmen at four-year
    colleges
    who declare "
    Roman Catholic
    " as their religious affiliation : 26


    Who declare "
    None
    " : 25


    Percentage of
    college
    students in
    Iran
    who are
    female
    : 56


    Number of subjects that
    Iranian
    universities
    have
    barred
    undergraduate
    women
    from studying : 77


    Average
    salary
    subjects in a September study offered a fictional
    woman
    applying for a
    U.S.
    university
    laboratory
    position
    : $26,408


    Average salary they offered a fictional
    man
    with identical credentials : $30,328


    Percentage of
    murders
    of
    Pakistani
    women
    in 2011 committed by the victim"s
    husband
    or
    brother
    : 38


    Minimum chance that a
    Bangladeshi
    woman's
    first experience of sex is
    rape
    : 1 in 4


    Amount
    Massachusetts
    has been ordered to
    pay
    for the
    sex-reassignment
    surgery
    of an inmate serving life in
    prison
    : $23,000


    Minimum square footage of
    San Francisco
    apartments
    allowed under new regulations : 220


    Number of
    San Quentin
    prisoners
    who could reside in one such apartment, based on their average cell size : 10


    Minimum
    funds
    smuggled
    out of
    China
    in the past two decades by officials fleeing the country : $120,000,000


    Percentage change in the
    theft
    of
    Apple
    products in
    New York City
    since January : +40


    Chance that a
    crime
    committed in New York City in 2012 was one of these thefts : 1 in 7


    Projected percentage increase in the 2012
    U.S.
    GDP attributable to
    sales
    of the
    iPhone 5
    : 0.33


    Percentage of U.S.
    children
    who save their allowance
    money
    , according to a survey of
    American
    parents : 1


    Percentage change in the likelihood a
    child
    will eat an
    apple
    from the
    school
    cafeteria if the apple has an
    Elmo
    sticker on it : +68


    Projected year by which more than half of
    Americans
    will be
    obese
    : 2030


    Average number of times each week
    U.S.
    surgeons
    operate on the
    wrong
    patient or body part : 40


    Rank of preventable
    medical
    errors
    among the leading causes of
    death
    in the United States : 3


    Portion of the
    National
    Institutes of
    Health
    's research-
    chimp
    population going into retirement in the next year : 1/5


    Percentage increase since 2000 in the
    compensation
    of full
    professors
    at the fifty wealthiest private
    U.S.
    universities
    : 14
    In the compensation of the
    presidents
    of those universities : 75


    Average SAT score (out of 2400) of
    students
    from
    households
    with an
    income
    below $21,000 : 1322 ,
    From households with an income above $210,000 : 1722


    Average out-of-state tuition
    surcharge
    a resident
    child
    of
    illegal
    immigrants must pay to attend a Florida public
    university
    : $14,521


    Percentage of
    British
    teens
    who say they are embarrassed to be seen
    reading
    : 17


    Percentage of recruiters or
    hiring
    managers who find applicants with nonfelony
    criminal
    records "very
    difficult
    " to place : 31


    Percentage of
    job
    applicants with felony
    criminal
    records who have been unemployed for more than two years : 44


    Percentage increase since 2008 in the portion of
    Americans
    who call themselves "
    lower-class
    " : 28
    In the portion
    earning
    more than $100,000 annually who do : 20


    Ratio of
    U.S.
    tax breaks to
    tax
    revenue in 2011 : 1:1


    Number of
    Washington
    , D.C., cops
    arrested
    in the past four years : 93


    Number of
    trees
    that will be cleared so the space shuttle Endeavor can be towed to the
    California
    Science
    Museum : 400


    Number of rental
    bicycles
    vandalized
    in
    wealthy
    areas of
    Paris
    in September in the name of
    class warfare
    : 50


    Percentage change in the past five years in the share of new
    U.S.
    cars
    sold to people between ages 18 and 34 : –42


    Portion of
    New York City
    taxis
    driven by
    women
    : 1/100


    Minimum number of miniature
    liquor
    bottles
    stolen
    by
    employees
    at John F. Kennedy International
    Airport
    in 2012 : 117,000


    Estimated minimum number of adult
    male
    elves
    who could get drunk off amount of alcohol in miniature
    liquor
    bottles : 60,245


    . Warren Booth, University of Tulsa (Oklahoma)

    ,

    . Higher Education Research Institute (Los Angeles)

    . UNESCO Institute for Statistics (Montreal)

    . Human Rights Watch (N.Y.C.)

    ,

    . Jo Handelsman, Yale University (New Haven, Conn.)

    . Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (Lahore)

    . World Health Organization (Geneva)

    . Marci L. Bowers (Trinidad, Colo.)

    . Panoramic Interests (Berkeley, Calif.)

    . California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (San Quentin)

    . Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Beijing)

    . New York City Police Department

    . JPMorgan Chase (N.Y.C.)

    . American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Durham, N.C.)

    . Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics (Ithaca, N.Y.)

    . Trust for America's Health (Washington)

    . Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare (Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.)

    . Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality (Baltimore)

    . National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, Md.)

    . The Chronicle of Higher Education (Washington)

    . The College Board (N.Y.C.)

    . State University System of Florida (Tallahassee)

    . National Literacy Trust (London)

    . Bullhorn (Cambridge, Mass.)

    . Bullhorn (Cambridge, Mass.)

    ,

    . Pew Research Center (Washington)

    . U.S. Department of the Treasury

    . Fraternal Order of Police (Washington)

    . California Science Center Foundation (Los Angeles)

    . JCDecaux (Paris)

    . Polk (Southfield, Mich.)

    . New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission

    . Queens County District Attorney's Office (Queens, N.Y.)

    . Harper's research.