Notable numbers

Statistics from the past week that deserve a doubletake.

June 5, 2010 

$177 million Value of the Carolina Hurricanes hockey franchise, as estimated by Forbes magazine

$300+ million Price that Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. said would persuade him to sell the team

64 The percentage of teenage boys who think it's OK for an unmarried woman to have a baby, up from 50 percent in 2002, according to a federal survey

70 The percentage of teenage girls who approve of unmarried women having children, up from 65 percent in 2002

88,502 Square miles of the Gulf of Mexico closed to fishing because of the oil spill, an area representing 37 percent of federal waters in the Gulf

40 Length in years of Al and Tipper Gore's marriage, now on the rocks

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