STATISTIC of the DAY
Friday, October 24
 
  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
 
 
ANIMALS: Sharks
  Total weight of UPS package transporting two whale sharks to the U.S.: 

54,000 pounds
The two whale sharks were transported on a UPS flight from Taiwan-to-Atlanta flight in special "life support" tanks. The weight of 54,000 lbs was about the maximum the plane could hold.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 6/4/2005

 
   
PEOPLE: Anatomy
  Number of Americans with acne: 

17 million
According to the web site of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, a division of the NIH.
Source: New York Times, 10/18/2007