Data lovers rejoice: Harper’s Magazine recently posted the first 25 years of its Index online. The Index compiles unusual statistics and offbeat figures into a snapshot of modern life.
Number this year: 3 (Bloomberg News)
12/07 — Estimated percentage of the world’s male smokers who live in the United States and China, respectively: 3, 31 (American Cancer Society, Atlanta)
Estimated percentage of the world’s female smokers: 8, 7 (American Cancer Society)