The Philter Index

2:00 PM -- Get your fact detection rings on, kiddies! It's time for another edition of The Philter Index:

The Philter Index, for Friday, November 4, 2005:
  • Deadline for Leading Lights Awards entries: Nov. 11. Yes, folks, it has been extended! Happy day!
  • Largest fine possible for illegally feeding parking meters in Fort Worth, Texas: $200
  • Number of daily cattle drives in Fort Worth: 1
  • Price for wireless Internet access while having a beer at the Showdown Saloon in Fort Worth: Free
  • Average drop in the U.S. retail price per gallon of gas during the past week: 12.3 cents
  • Average rise in the U.S. retail price per gallon of gas from a year ago this week: 44.6 cents
  • Google search query that surged in popularity the most during the week of October 31: "Rosa Parks"
  • Motivational quote actually used in yesterday's USTelecom newsletter: "The vision of a champion is someone bent over, drenched in sweat, to a point of exhaustion, when no one else is watching." -- Anson Dorrance, collegiate women's soccer coach
  • Phone numbers possessed by ILECs, that are available to be assigned: 665 million
  • Phone numbers possessed by ILECs that have been assigned to consumers and businesses: 550 million
Got an item for The Philter Index? Send it to [email protected] and we'll reward you by not watching when you're bent over, drenched in sweat, and exhausted.

— Phil Harvey, Fackts Editor, Light Reading

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