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By the numbers

98.2 million

The number of Americans who tuned in to the 2019 Super Bowl on Feb. 3, down from 103.4 million last year, according to Nielsen.

20.2

The inches of snow that had fallen on Seattle by the first 12 days of February, making it the city’s second-snowiest February on record.

2.99 billion

The number of trips the Chinese government expected travelers in the country to make by train, plane, and automobile between Jan. 21 and March 1 as they visit family for Chinese New Year.

5,050

The number of people killed in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs as of November, according to Philippine officials. Human rights groups say the death toll could actually be 20,000.

$1.9 billion

The amount consumers expected to spend on flowers for Valentine’s Day this year, according to a National Retail Federation survey.