Stats & Stripes with Olivia Gyapong 11/4

1,000,000—estimated number of fans in attendance at the Nationals’ celebratory parade last Saturday. 

$405,700—the price of Olivia Newton-John’s iconic Grease ensemble worn during the film’s closing song, “You’re The One That I Want.” According to CNN, Newton-John is auctioning off more than 500 items to fund an Australian cancer treatment center. If you want to get in on the memorabilia, be prepared to shell out at least $50,000.

900—Air Quality Index level of New Delhi, India, which prompted city officials to declare a public health emergency. New Delhi has been ranked as the most polluted city in the world. NGOs like Greenpeace report that 22 of the world’s 30 most polluted cities are in India. The immense pollution has caused India to surpass China as the world’s leader in greenhouse gas emissions, with China’s Air Quality Index maxing out in the 100s according to AQICN.

353—number of days until the 2020 presidential elections. Almost a year! As of right now, The New York Times’ polls indicate that former Vice President Joe Biden is leading the race for the Democratic nomination and enjoys the most news coverage. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders leads the pack in terms of campaign funds raised, having amassed an impressive $61.5 million. 

21—days until Thanksgiving break. Happy Turkey Day, everyone! Gobble gobble.

Nov. 9—date of MCPS Mental Health Fair. The event is from 10-2 at Gaithersburg HS. 

2—days until the quarter ends.

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