Digits: A safer saw, a dip in late-night bites, and more newsy numbers

Eclipse playlists, a safer table saw, ketchup insurance, and more numbers from around the web.

30k: Table saw injuries that require medical treatment each year in the US. Of these, ~4k require amputation, and each injury racks up $500k+ in societal costs when factoring in pain and loss of income, per the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). CPSC wants to mandate that all table saws come with a safety feature that would brake blades before making contact with flesh. Manufacturers argue it would raise the price for consumers — who, we assume, would like to keep all their fingers.

18%: Decline in 24-hour restaurants from 2020 to 2024, per Yelp. New York City saw a 13% dip in its round-the-clock restaurant offerings, while Los Angeles’ — where not only the pandemic but Hollywood strikes have impacted business — dropped 35%. There’s been some resurgence among breakfast chains like Denny’s and IHOP, but it’s still a struggle amid high labor and food costs and shifts in consumer behavior.

48%: Share of Heinz Arabia customers who say they frequently experience ketchup-related accidents, inspiring the company to introduce an insurance policy that accounts for 57 condiment-related mishaps. UAE residents may report stains, spills, and other incidents online, which could earn them things like laundry and cleaning services. It’s a cute gimmick, but it should be noted that intentional spills are not covered.

50%: Increase in Spotify streams of Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” in the week leading up to the April 8 eclipse. The 1983 ballad was the most popular tune across eclipse playlists, but other choices included Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” and Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine.”

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