By The Numbers (Sept. 14)

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September 14, 2007

4:14 AM

**270**
The number of Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapters nationwide. The society was founded at the College in 1776.

p. **20 percent**
The proportion of Americans lacking “functional literacy skills,” according to the UN.

p. **€1.2 million**
The amount, in Euros, that the European Union is paying to enable a small German town to do away with all its traffic signs and lights. It is a test of a new “Shared Space” road safety policy supported by the EU, in which drivers and pedestrians will enjoy equal right of way.

p. **$30 million**
The amount of money that Google is offering to anyone who can be the first to land a robot camera on the moon and transmit high resolution pictures.

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