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The Philter Index

5:00 AM -- New bit alert! I'm proud to introduce The Philter Index, a semiregular collection of odds, stats, and other tidbits that are alternately carefully sourced and completely made up. You get to guess which is which. And, yes, the idea is a loving ripoff of the Harper's Index. Enjoy!

The Philter Index, for Friday, Oct. 28, 2005:
  • Number of wakeup calls you will ask for each morning at the Treasure Island, Las Vegas: 1
  • Number of wakeup calls you will likely get each morning at the Treasure Island: 4
  • Clark County, Nevada, where Las Vegas is located, was the 47th fastest growing county in the U.S. between July 2003 and July 2004
  • Odds that, while in Las Vegas, you will be served a drink by someone wearing an eyepatch: 1 in 5
  • Odds that your Las Vegas bartender, if female, will have a navel ring, a visible tattoo, breast implants, and dyed hair: 1 in 2
  • Odds that your Las Vegas bartender, if male, will have a navel ring, a visible tattoo, breast implants, and dyed hair: 1 in 5
  • Ratio of residents to slot machines in Las Vegas: 1 to 8
  • Deadline for Leading Lights Awards entries: Nov. 7

Got an item for The Philter Index? Send it to [email protected] and we'll reward you by not giving you a wakeup call.

— Phil Harvey, Fackts Editor, Light Reading

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