$3.2M: Price Paid on eBay For The World’s Most Expensive Superman Comic

We spotted this stat today – “A nearly perfect copy of Action Comics No. 1—aka the debut of Superman—sold for a record-setting $3.2 million on eBay, another example of iconic comics selling for house-in-the-Hamptons amounts of cash.” (Source)

The price sets a new benchmark for a comic book sale on eBay.

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1 Million: The Number of Removal Requests Processed By Google Every Day

Most of us agree that a million is a huge number. The pirate link removal team at Google would definitely agree – we spotted this stat today, that “For the first time ever Google is now processing an average of one million removal requests per day. The new record follows an upward trend with copyright holders reporting more and more allegedly infringing search results in an effort to deter piracy.” (Source)

Huge numbers, these.

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You’ll Never Guess: 14 Times Growth Projected In The Next 4 Years

When you see a stat like that, you get more attentive than ever.

“By 2018, over 250 million smart wearables will be in use – 14 times more than in 2013, according to CCS Insight’s new global forecast. Over half (135 million) of these will be shipped in 2018 alone. Wrist-worn devices will account for 87 per cent of wearables shipped in 2018, comprising 68 million smartwatches and 50 million smart bands with no screen or with a minimal, one-line display.” (Source)

14 times growth in the next 4 years. Wow.

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Stunning: One In Four American Neighborhoods Use Nextdoor

Facebook better watch out. We spotted this stat today, that the private social network for neighborhoods, Nextdoor, has reached some 40,000 neighborhoods – that is some 25 percent of ALL neighborhoods in the US.”When The Verge first reported on Nextdoor back in July of 2012, it was in 3,500 neighborhoods. Today, the company is announcing that its reached 40,000 neighborhoods, or roughly one in four American communities, with 10 or more active users.” (Source)

The rise of private social networks such as Nextdoor could actually be a good thing for neighborhoods – as mentioned in the source, updates good or bad an be shared without concerns about drop in property values.

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80% of All USD Currency In Circulation Is In The Form of $100 Bills

Well, thats two stats actually – we spotted this today that “Nearly 80% of the $1.3 trillion currency in circulation is in the form of $100 bills” (Source)

Something to think about, since we don’t see these 100 dollar bills that often. “Circulation” is a misleading term for sure.

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1.4 Million: Number of Foreclosures Prevented By Unemployment Insurance

We spotted this stat today that showed how impactful the Unemployment Insurance has been – some 1.4 million foreclosures have been prevented by the government stimulus to help the unemployed. “Unemployment insurance stopped almost twice as many foreclosures as the administration’s anti-foreclosure program, HAMP, which prevented only about 800,000. ” (Source)

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Airfare Statistics: Average Round-trip Ticket Within The U.S – $509.15

We spotted this stat today, that the average domestic round-trip ticket in the US costs USD 509.15 including taxes (Source) This is up some 14 dollars from last year.

And it beats inflation as well – rising 2.7 percent compared to the 2.1 percent gain in the Consumer Price Index.

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Twitter Statistics: 14 Percent of Twitter Users Never See Twitter Ads

That is because they never login to Twitter.com or use the Twitter mobile app. We spotted this today – “Of the 271 million people counted in Twitter’s latest tally, 14%, or 37.9 million, never log in directly to Twitter’s website or mobile app, the only places where Twitter serves ads. Instead, they connect through hundreds of thousands of third-party applications that the users have given permission to link to Twitter.” (Source)

How would Twitter solve for this?

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You’ll Never Guess: This Stock Is Up 900 Percent Year-To-Date

You read it right – 900 percent year-to-date. Smoking hot, you think? Literally.

“Among small-cap U.S. companies valued at between $50 million and $2.5 billion that have been publicly listed at least since the end of last year, the strongest performer has been Cannabis Sativa Inc. (CBDS) of Salt Lake City, which is up 900% year-to-date through Tuesday’s close at $7.50. Cannabis Sativa is in the business of “developing, manufacturing, and selling plant-derived lotions, creams, and other formulations for human consumption.” These include herbal compounds. The current line of products, many of which are derived from marijuana, are marketed through Wild Earth Naturals , which Cannabis Sativa acquired last year” (Source)

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Stunning: One In Three American Adults Have Debt ‘In Collections’

We spotted this surprising stat today – 35% of U.S. adults with a credit history (91% of the adult population of the U.S.) have debt “in collections” — a status generally not acquired until payments are at least 180 days past due. (Source)

That is about 77 million Americans. Here is what matters, though – about 10 percent of the debts were smaller than $125. But the median debt, $1,350, is not a low number by any measure.

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