STATISTIC of the DAY
Monday, May 25
 
  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
 
 
DATES: Christmas
  Days before Christmas when KCKC began operating an all-Christmas music format in 2007: 

55
On Oct. 31, 2007, KCKC in Kansas City, Missouri became the first radio station in the U.S. in 2007 to switch to an all-Christmas music format in the days leading up to Christmas.
Source: New York Times, 11/5/2007

 
   
EDUCATION: College
  Percentage of the UCLA freshman population that was Asian in Fall 2006: 

43%
The proportion of Asian residents in California is just over 12%.
Source: The New York Times, 1/7/2007