Harper’s Index

Harper’s Magazine publishes its Index each month, putting it on-line the first of the month following publication in the magazine. Some items from the January 2004 Harper’s Index:

Percentage of Americans who say they would prefer a universal health-care system to the current one : 62

Estimated number of times a one-year-old was bitten by his peers at a Croatian day-care center one morning last fall : 30

Days in 1970 that northern Alaska was cold enough to operate oil-drilling machinery without damaging the tundra : 213

Days in 2002 that it was cold enough : 106

Number of cast members of the movie Predator who have run for governor : 3

Number who have won : 2

Minimum amount boxer Mike Tyson earned in the nine years before filing for bankruptcy last August : $300,000,000.