Numbers: Nov. 24, 2003

1.000 Mathematical value of perfect flatness

.957 Flatness of a pancake

.9997 Flatness of Kansas, as published in a recent scientific study proving that the state is indeed flatter than a pancake

62% Percentage of people who have had an office romance

70% Increase in the divorce rate for people whose co-workers are all of the opposite sex, vs. those whose co-workers are all of the same sex

5% to 7% Proportion of major-league baseball players who tested positive for performance-enhancing steroids this season

5,207 Home runs hit this season, up from 4,030 in 1993

25% Percentage of dogs and cats...

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