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India media size: With nearly 500 million internet users and roughly 530 million smartphone users, India is the second-largest online and smartphone market in the world next to China.

Roughly 40% of India's total population is using smartphones and is accessing the internet.

Cars on the road: About 500 million cars were added to the global car fleet between 2000 and 2017, 75% in developing economies — and 40% in China alone, according to the IEA’s 2018 World Energy Outlook. Today, there are 1.1 billion cars on the road, and the fleet is expected to grow a whopping 80% by 2040. Much of that growth will take place in India, China, and other developing economies.

Throw the bird in the lake: Big e-scooter has unleashed about 1,000 two-wheelers in Oakland — with dozens of them ending up at the bottom of Lake Merritt. This Instagram account is dedicated to discarded scooters: https://www.instagram.com/birdgraveyard/

Beauty: The global beauty market is worth $532 billion.

Paper towels: The world spends about $12 billion on paper towels for home use annually.

Baby boomers are aging alone more than any generation in US history: About one in 11 Americans age 50 and older lacks a spouse, partner or living child.