Digits: Whoppers Whopper Whopper Whopper, and more news numbers

Plus: Car thefts, Elton John, diploma fraud, and more.

1) Burger King’s “Whopper Whopper” original song is unbelievably popular. The jingle, written by a small ad agency as part of a $400m rebrand, scored 99% in brand recall.

Digits: Whoppers Whopper Whopper Whopper, and more news numbers

2) Like a good neighbor, State Farm and Progressive are there, so long as you don’t have certain Hyundai and Kia models released between 2015 and 2019, which are especially prone to theft. Only 26% of Hyundais and Kias from then had electronic immobilizers, compared to 96% of all vehicles sold.

3) He’s still standing (yeah, yeah, yeah). Elton John’s farewell tour has grossed $817.9m across 278 shows, beating out Ed Sheeran’s $776.4m record, with 51 shows to go. Since his 1986 tour, John has grossed $1.863B and sold 19.9m tickets across 1.5k+ shows.

4) Feds recently busted a massive underground diploma scheme that sold 7.6k+ fake diplomas and transcripts for $10k-$15k each, raking in $100m+ between 2016 and 2021. Through the scheme, 2.8k+ customers reportedly received fraudulent nursing degrees.

5) Cassette sales keep winding up. US sales last year reached 440k, up 443% from 81k in 2015. Everyone from Taylor Swift to Megan Thee Stallion to Dr. Dre has reportedly seen nice cassette runs — though quite unlike what they might’ve seen in 1988 when 450m tapes were sold.

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