March 27, 2008
1,116 The number of unique proteins found in human saliva glands. The finding could lead to new spit-based medical tests (instead of drawing blood).
September 12, 2009 |
The number of immigrants applying to become U.S. citizens plunged 62 percent last year as the cost of naturalization rose and the economy soured, according to an analysis released Friday by the National Council of La Raza, a Latino advocacy organization. In late 2007, the application cost increased from $330 to $595, plus an $80 fee for computerized fingerprinting. Partly in anticipation of the price increase, 1.38 million people filed applications in 2007, creating a backlog that nearly tripled...
September 16, 2012
Whoever wrote the explanation with the front-page teaser " That jobless number? It's almost surely wrong " for the Sept. 8 Post must not have read the article. The article correctly referred to revisions routinely made to the number of jobs (nonfarm payroll jobs, to be precise), not the number of jobless — that is, the estimates relate to employment, not to unemployment. Robert McIntire , Vienna
November 19, 2009 |
Basketball superstar LeBron James announced last week that he wants the National Basketball Association to retire the number 23 to honor Hall of Fame basketball star Michael Jordan. James, who wears number 23 for the Cleveland Cavaliers, said: "I just think what Michael Jordan has done for the game has to be recognized in some way -- soon. There would be no LeBron James, no Kobe Bryant, no Dwyane Wade without Michael Jordan. " I don't agree with James. Jordan was a great basketball player.
July 18, 2009
On the day the Atlanta Braves retired Greg Maddux's number, his former manager, Bobby Cox, led the praises. "I get asked by managers and press people all the time, how good was he?" Cox said. "Was he the best pitcher I ever saw? Was he the smartest pitcher I ever saw? Was he the best competitor I ever saw? Was he the best teammate I ever saw? "The answer is yes to all the above. " The 43-year-old Maddux was inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame at a luncheon, then had his No. 31 retired last night before the Braves played the...
June 22, 2011
250 : Square footage of floor space (but front and rear decks raise that to 370 square feet) 4: Number of people the Crib sleeps comfortably 7,500: Approximate weight of the Crib, in pounds 4 x 2: It took four men two weeks to assemble the building and finish the site. 88: Number of interlocking rubber floor tiles 40: Pitch of the roof in degrees 2: Number of rain barrels R-32: The rating of the insulation used in the roof and floor, meaning it's good at resisting...