STATISTIC of the DAY
Friday, January 30
 
  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
 
 
ENVIRONMENT: Water
  Percent of world's unfrozen fresh water in Russia's Lake Baikal : 

20%
The lake -- which holds more fresh water than any other lake in the world-- is almost 400 miles long, 30 miles wide, and a mile deep in places.
Source: Agence France Presse, 3/3/2006

 
   
ENTERTAINMENT: Toys
  Cracker Jack prizes dispensed since 1912 : 

23 billion

Source: Chicago Tribune, 5/24/2004