STATISTIC of the DAY
Wednesday, April 16
 
  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
 
 
ENTERTAINMENT: Video Games
  Number of continuous hours a South Korean man played video games before dying: 

50
In Aug. 2005, 28 year old Lee Seung collapsed after playing an online game called "World of Warcraft" for 50 hours. "He was so concentrated on his game that he forgot to eat and sleep," said a doctor at the hospital where he died.
Source: Los Angeles Times, 8/29/2005

 
   
TRANSPORTATION: Cars
  First Hummer is sold to the general public: 

Oct. 1992
In October 1992, the first Hummer H1 was sold to the public. Arnold Schwarzenegger bought the first two Hummers off the assembly line.
Source: Orange County Register, 10/2/2003