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The Big One

Tiny numbers, big impacts.


One book seriesThe Hunger Games—includes eight of the top 10passages singled out by Kindle readers for highlighting. The most frequently highlights: "Because sometimes things happen to people and they're not equipped to deal with them."

One factory in Morton, Illinois, processes more than 80 percent of the world's canned pumpkin.

One out of 35 students at NCAA Division I colleges is an African American man. Over half the members of those colleges' football and basketball teams are African American men.

One company—Anheuser-Busch InBev—controls almost half the U.S. beer market.

One-third of America's legally consumed alcohol is drunk by 2.5 percent of adults.