STATISTIC of the DAY
Wednesday, March 4
 
  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
 
 
PEOPLE: Money
  Number of billionaires in China, as of 2005: 

10
According to Forbes magazine. This number is up from 3 in 2004. The richest among this group is Larry Rong Zhijian of CITIC Pacific Group, who is worth $1.64 billion.
Source: Wall Street Journal, 11/19/2005

 
   
GOVERNMENT: Presidents
  Amount by which visits by U.S. citizens to Canada's Ministry of Immigration Website increased the day after George Bush was reelected in 2004: 

500%

Source: The New York Times, 11/7/2004