STATISTIC of the DAY
Friday, October 31
 
  Record for most text messages exhanged by two people in one month: 

217,000
From March 7 to April 6, 2009, Nick Andes, 29, and Doug Klinger, 30, of Pennsylvania exchanged 217,000 text messages.
Source: Los Angeles Times, 4/22/2009

 
   
PLAY THE GAME!
Department of Thoughtful Economic Analysis
 
 
CLOTHING: Underwear
  Injuries from wedgies resulting in criminal charges : 

1
On October 14, 1996, members of the Kappa Alpha fraternity at Texas A&M University lifted a student pledging the fraternity off his feet by his underwear, injuring the student, and requiring the removal of one of his testicles.
Source: Fort Worth Star Telegram , 12/14/1996

 
   
EDUCATION: School
  Percentage of American school-age children who were home schooled in 2007: 

2.9%
According to the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics, the percentage of home schooled children in the U.S. was 2.2% in 2003.
Source: USA Today, 1/5/2009