STATISTIC of the DAY
Sunday, February 1
 
  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
 
 
HISTORY: Assassinations
  Reward offered for the apprehension of Abraham Lincoln's assassin: 

$100,000
The United States Department of War offered the award for anyone who could produce the infamous killer, John Wilkes Booth, along with his two accomplices.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 9/4/1988

 
   
GOVERNMENT: Assassinations
  Show Abraham Lincoln attended at Ford's Theatre the night of his death: 

"Our American Cousin"
While attending the comedy on April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth snuck into the presdential box and unloaded a shot into the back of the president's head.
Source: Denver Post, 2/26/2006