Numbers in the News

477.2 miles

DISTANCE a lightning bolt stretched during a 2020 storm across Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. It was confirmed as a world record in January. (Most lightning doesn’t reach more than 10 miles.)

Source: World Meteorological Organization

Justin Bieber via Instagram (NFT); Theo Wargo/Getty Images (Bieber)

Bieber’s NFT

$1.29 million

AMOUNT that Justin Bieber spent to purchase an NFT (non-fungible token) in January, more than five times its market value. The singer reportedly owns more than 600 NFTs.


6 hours

Walt Disney World Resort

APPROXIMATE TIME some people waited in line in January for a dragon-shaped popcorn bucket at Disney World. Some of the buckets have since sold online for $200.

Source: Nexstar Media Wire