STATISTIC of the DAY
Saturday, December 20
 
  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!
Signs of the Times Department
 
 
CLOTHING: Accessories
  Amount the average woman spends on a handbag: 

$62
According to the NPD Group. "Upscale" shoppers will spend $150 or more. Handbag sales brought in $5.34 billion in 2003, according to Accessories Magazine.
Source: Washington Post, 6/5/2005

 
   
BUSINESS: Stores
  World's first Kmart: 

Garden City, Michigan (Opened 1962)
The "K" in Kmart stands for the last initial of its founder, Sebastian Spering Kresge.
Source: Detroit News, 11/18/2004