Significant Digits For Friday, Dec. 14, 2018

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Celtics Vs. Hawks Live Stream: Watch NBA Game Online
Friday December 14, 2018

Will the Boston Celtics keep the good times rolling Friday night at TD Garden? The C’s have won seven games in a row after starting the season 10-10. Boston has feasted on lesser teams during the course of its winning streak, and Friday should be no different when the 6-21 Atlanta Hawks take the parquet […]

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10,246,035 dislikes and counting
YouTube has an annual tradition of releasing a “Rewind” video, meant to celebrate the past year on the platform. The company’s 2018 version, however, has become the most disliked video in the history of the platform, with 10,246,035 dislikes as of Thursday — and counting. It surpassed even the 9,910,204 dislikes on the music video for Justin Bieber’s “Baby.” The dubious record set by “Rewind” was apparently due, in part, to Bieber fans disliking the video en masse, wanting to unburden themselves and “Baby.” [The Washington Post]

MLB Rumors: Joe Kelly Chose Dodgers Over Red Sox In Part Because Of Extra Year
Friday December 14, 2018

It appears watching Joe Kelly mow them down in the World Series convinced the Los Angeles Dodgers to go the extra mile to sign the right-handed fireballer in free agency. Kelly agreed to a three-year, $25 million contract with the Dodgers late Wednesday night, according to multiple reports. The Boston Red Sox had shown interest […]

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133-acre campus
Apple plans to build a $1 billion, 133-acre campus in Austin, Texas, that will employ 5,000 people, continuing an unabashed and apparently unstoppable tech-driven sterilization of what were once interesting American cities. Hi, San Francisco. Hi, Seattle. Hi, New York. [NPR]

70 finches
Customs officials at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York found 70 live finches hidden in hair rollers in the duffel bag of a passenger arriving from Guyana. The birds are thought to have been brought to the U.S. to participate in underground singing contests. [The Guardian]

2 technicians
Two technicians at a U.S. research base in Antarctica run by the National Science Foundation died this week. They were performing maintenance on a building that houses a generator for a radio transmitter, and what appeared to be smoke was seen coming from the building. The station is the largest in Antarctica, currently home to more than 1,000 people. [Reuters]

MLB Offseason Predictions: Bold(Ish) Forecasts For Top Players After Winter Meetings
Friday December 14, 2018

When it comes to the MLB winter meetings, what happens in Vegas, will probably get out on Twitter at some point. There wasn’t much in the way of player movement at the annual gathering of baseball’s most powerful people, but there was no shortage of whispers. So while we might not know where big-name free […]

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The court battle between Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams on one side and Marvin Gaye’s family on the other has ended. Thicke and Williams were ordered to pay Gaye’s family $4,983,766.85 for plagiarizing Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” in Thicke’s song “Blurred Lines.” The latter song, however, made them $16 million. [Vulture]

16 days
President Trump is planning a 16-day holiday visit to his Florida club, Mar-a-Lago, according to an alert issued by the Federal Aviation Administration that warns pilots to avoid the airspace over the club from Dec. 21 to Jan. 6. That would be his longest visit to Mar-a-Lago since he became president. [The Palm Beach Post]

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