This week: You can't wrap your head around these numbing numbers.

$119 billion

How much gamblers in the United States lose per year, according to H2 Gambling Capital. That’s more than the gross domestic product of Iran. China is a distant second at $76 billion – even though it has four times the population of the United States.

9 billion

How many times all Americans look at their mobile phone per day, according to Deloitte, which adds: “Roughly 100 million people are waking up and checking their phone each and every night.”

 7 million

Drivers who “reported falling asleep behind the wheel within the past two weeks,” according to the National Sleep Foundation. Every year, 6,400 deaths are attributed to “drowsy driving.”


The number of “craft spirits producers in the United States,” according to the American Craft Spirits Association. The association predicts craft liquor will soon boom just like craft beer already has. While that weird stat may mean nothing to you, this might: “The craft beer market in 2015 was $22.3 billion.”

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