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The Number of the Day: 1,000,000

Sea otters have up to 1,000,000 hairs per square inch of skin. Related Link: For the next week, we’ll be pulling Numbers of the Day from the beautiful and fascinating National Geographic Answer Book. You can order your copy from the National Geographic Store. Come back tomorrow for a chance to win a copy! [See previous Numbers [...]

The Number of the Day: 30

Of the world’s 40,000 spider species, only about 30 have venom that causes illness in humans. Related Link: For the next couple weeks, we’ll be pulling Numbers of the Day from the beautiful and fascinating National Geographic Answer Book, which hit stores yesterday. You can order your copy from the National Geographic Store. [See previous Numbers of [...]

The Number of the Day: 105.7 Billion

The total number of humans born since 50,000 BC is estimated at 105.7 billion. Related Link: For the next two weeks, we’ll be pulling Numbers of the Day from the beautiful and fascinating National Geographic Answer Book, which hits stores today. You can order your copy from the National Geographic Store. [See previous Numbers of the Day [...]