Boeing Frontiers
May 2003
Volume 02, Issue 01
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By the Numbers

1830s Decade when Dr. Miles Compound Extract of Tomato, a patent medicine, went on the market. Today, it is best known as ketchup.
Tomato Ketchup
80 The estimated percentage of total power saved by turning off a monitor when a computer is not in use.

12345 The zip code assigned to General Electric in Schenectady, N.Y.

1,000 The number of "Sky Soldiers" in a nighttime airdrop in Iraq in March by U.S. Air Force C-17s. It was the largest combat airdrop since the U.S. invasion of Panama in 1989 and a first for the C-17.

1,000,000,000,000 The supposed, and approximate, capacity in "bits" of information of the human brain.

167 The number of letters in the poetic name of Bangkok, Thailand, making it the world's longest place name: Krung thep mahanakhon bovorn ratanakosin mahintharayutthaya mahadilok pop noparatratchathani burirom udomratchanivetma hasathan amornpiman avatarnsa thit sakkathattiyavisnukarmprasit.



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