STATISTIC of the DAY
Tuesday, June 2
 
  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
 
 
GOVERNMENT: Crime
  Make of the first recorded stolen car: 

Peugeot
The car, owned by Baron de Zuylen of France, was stolen by a mechanic in June of 1896 from the plant in Paris where it was being repaired.
Source: "The Book of Answers" by Barbara Berliner (Fireside), 1/1/1990

 
   
PEOPLE: Sex
  Number of topless virgins who paraded before the King of Swaziland in 2005 to vie to be his new queen : 

50,000
Virgins from all over Swaziland parade before the King Mswati III in the annual ceremony known as Umhlanga, or the Reed Dance. The King already had 12 wives, many of whom were chosen from virgin parades in past years.
Source: National Post (Canada), 8/30/2005