STATISTIC of the DAY
Tuesday, April 28
 
  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
 
 
ENTERTAINMENT: Music (Instruments)
  Amount paid at a May 8, 2002 auction for the guitar Jerry Garcia named "Wolf": 

$700,000

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle, 5/10/2002

 
   
SPORTS: Baseball
  Number of major league baseball players who have been intentionally walked with the bases loaded: 

4
Nap Lajoie of the Philadelphia Athletics was the first to be given a free pass with the bases loaded, on May 23, 1901. Next came Del Bissonette on May 2, 1928; Bill Nicholson on July 23, 1944, and Barry Bonds on May 28, 1998.
Source: Los Angeles Times, 6/3/2006