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February 23, 2011

Italy: Mass exodus from Libya could be “Biblical” in proportion

  • 6.5 million the number of people who live in Libya; about a third are immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa who could migrate easily
  • 300,000 the number of refugees Italy thinks may hit their shores after the Gaddafi regime is toppled – and that’s on the low end, by the way source
20:51 // 3 years ago

Libyan death toll: Top Italian official gives fairly high estimate

  • 1,000+ likely dead, says an Italian official source

» A bit above prior estimates: Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini offered the estimate to a Catholic organization in Rome, saying that while numbers in cases like these are hard to nail down, ”we believe that the estimates of about 1,000 are credible.” Later, when speaking to Parliament, he didn’t mention a number but said ”the tragic number will be a bloodbath.” Italy and Libya have significant diplomatic and economic relations.

9:21 // 3 years ago
January 19, 2011

No single analyst predicted the iPad’s level of success

  • 7M the highest sales prediction a professional analyst gave for the iPad’s first-year sales
  • 9M the top-end estimate of various tech bloggers – not even fanboi John Gruber was this bullish
  • 14.8M the actual amount that Apple sold, blowing everyone’s estimates out of the water source
10:15 // 3 years ago
October 30, 2010
How big was the crowd at the Rally To Restore Sanity, anyway?: Comedy Central estimated 250,000, which would be bigger than many estimates (but not the official estimate) of the Glenn Beck rally. Either way, it was freaking massive. source

How big was the crowd at the Rally To Restore Sanity, anyway?: Comedy Central estimated 250,000, which would be bigger than many estimates (but not the official estimate) of the Glenn Beck rally. Either way, it was freaking massive. source

19:45 // 3 years ago