STATISTIC of the DAY
Tuesday, October 21
 
  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
 
 
TRANSPORTATION: Airplanes
  Number of domestic U.S. airline flights in 2004: 

10,090,680

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 1/1/1900

 
   
ENTERTAINMENT: Amusement Parks
  World's oldest still operating roller coaster: 

Leaps and Dips, (Lakemont Park, Altoona, Pa.)
Inaugurated in 1902, the wooden ride was originally built for $ 12,000, and averages 10 mph, with a maximum drop of 9 feet.
Source: USA Today, 5/28/1998