STATISTIC of the DAY
Thursday, November 27
 
  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
 
 
FOOD: Alcohol (Hangovers)
  What the Swedes call a hangover: 

"Hont i haret" (meaning "pain in the roots of my hair")

Source: Independent On Sunday, 12/21/2003

 
   
TECHNOLOGY: Computers
  Number of Hewlett Packard employees whose personal information was revealed when a laptop computer was stolen from Fidelity Investments in March 2006: 

196,000
Fidelity administered H-P's employee 401k plan when the laptop was stolen.
Source: The Wall Street Journal , 3/24/2006