News By The Numbers
17 kilometers. That is how much lake area will be intentionally poisoned with a chemical to kill off fish by a salmon group. The group wants to kill the smallmouth bass population to protect the salmon population but all other fish will die too. Understandably, residents are not down with this plan.
23. That is how many new technologies are on board the new Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford. Shock trials of 40,000 pounds of explosives were successful but a spokesperson for the Navy says that they should not have put so much new tech on one ship and that next time they should stick to one or two new things at a time.
67%. That is how many smishing attempts were delivered via text message this summer. Smishing is when a hacker tries to get you to fall for a scam over SMS or text message. It’s SMS-phishing, thus called smishing. Don’t fall for them.
36 million. That is how many trees the U.S. loses per year, according to a study published by the U.S. Forest Service. Why? The report credits hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, insects, disease and building projects.