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  • Tens of thousands of people wake up to Numlock every single day.

  • Numlock highlights the fascinating numbers that are buried in the news.

  • It’s a a fun rundown of below-the-radar news with just the right amount of fun and snark.

  • Walt Hickey, the author, has been writing a daily newsletter since 2014.

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About Numlock

Numlock was founded in 2018 when Walt left his job as Senior Culture Writer at FiveThirtyEight. He wanted to start his own newsletter to highlight outstanding stories that get drowned out by larger news and surface eye-opening stats and numbers in typical news stories.

Numlock doesn’t cover politics, and if there’s a story dominating the headlines you probably won’t read much about it in Numlock. This is all the fascinating stuff you’re missing, the great stories that get drowned out by the current fixation. Culture, science, technology, entertainment, climate, awesome new discoveries, this is the kind of stuff you’ll read about when you subscribe to Numlock.

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