STATISTIC of the DAY
Monday, September 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
 
 
PEOPLE: Luck
  Date Eric and Maria Bessem successfully petitioned the U.S. Social Security Administration to change their daughters' Social Security Number from one containing the sequence "666": 

June 1996
The Social Security Administration made the change despite a 1994 policy prohibiting changes sought for religious or superstitious reasons.
Source: Orange County Register, 6/6/1996

 
   
SPORTS: Football (College)
  Number of seasons Joe Paterno has coached Penn State as of September 2, 2006, equaling Amos Alonzo Stagg (1892-1932 at the University of Chicago) for most years coached at one school : 

41

Source: Sun Sentinel, 9/1/2006