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By the numbers

By the numbers

9.45 ounces

The birth weight of a tiny baby boy born in a Tokyo hospital last August and discharged in February. Now healthy, he is thought to be the smallest male baby ever successfully treated and sent home. (A few girls have been smaller.)


The reported number of new businesses opening every day in China last year, according to Bloomberg.


The number of Catholic priests in the world in 2017, according to the Vatican’s most recent figures. For the first time since 2010, the number was a decrease from the previous year.


The estimated number of pedestrians killed in traffic in the United States last year, the most since 1990.


The age of Kane Tanaka, a Japanese woman that Guinness World Records recognized in March as the world’s oldest living person.