STATISTIC of the DAY
Monday, December 22
 
  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
 
 
SPORTS: Baseball
  First major league homerun hit in Canada:: 

April 14, 1969
On April 14, 1969, at Jarry Park, the Montreal Expos played their innagural game, the first played in Canada. Mack Jones had the honor of being the first to hit a homerun in the country en route to an 8-7 win over the Cardinals.
Source: The Toronto Sun, 9/30/2004

 
   
BUSINESS: Money
  Total amount by which Americans overspent their earnings in 2005: 

$41.6 billion
According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Source: USA Today, 3/2/2006