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The Philter Index

5:00 AM -- Get your fact detection rings on, kiddies! It's time for another edition of The Philter Index:

The Philter Index, for Monday, November 14, 2005:
  • Number of NFL touchdown passes thrown so far this year by Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner: 2
  • Number of NFL touchdown passes thrown so far this year by Light Reading News Editor Phil Harvey: 0 (I'm only 2 behind you, Kurt!)
  • Percentage of Persian Gulf War veterans who are women: 16
  • Aggregate amount of money received annually by the 2.6 million veterans receiving compensation for service-connected disabilities: $22.4 billion
  • Size of the video game industry in 2003, according to PriceWaterhouseCoopers: $22 billion
  • Actual sentence that appeared in a November 7 Telephony Online article about new routers from Juniper Networks: “ 'The customer gets the quality of service that they would expect,' said Tom DiMicelli, product marketing manager for our E-series products."
  • One highly unlikely explanation for an attribution gaffe like the one above: Juniper Networks actually acquired Telephony Online and has quietly remade the publication its marketing arm.
  • Percentage of the population in Arkansas that have telephones: 87.4
  • Amount of money the average U.S. household spent on telephone service in 1982: $375
  • Amount of money the average U.S. household spent on telephone service in 2003: $956
Got an item for The Philter Index? Send it to [email protected] and, if you live in Arkansas, I'll buy you a phone.

— Phil Harvey, Fackts Editor, Light Reading

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