MUG: Fact(s) of the day

The Manhattan Users Guide (MUG) has been a great resource for NYC since the days it was Quarked-up, printed, and distributed to in-the-know subscribers(who then photocopied it and passed it on.)
For the past couple of years it’s been a (free) email newsletter and web site.
Today, it’s got some playful data:
The two most powerful NYC earthquakes: Dec. 19, 1737 and August 10, 1884, both 5.2 on the Richter scale. The most recent: April 20, 2002 (a 5.1, centered near Plattsburgh, NY but felt in the city.)
(Source: Discovery)
Number of Arrest Warrants Outstanding for Osama Bin Laden
Three: MADRID (COURT NR 5) / Spain, SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, NEW YORK / United States, TRIPOLI / Libya. According to Interpol, “Person May Be Dangerous.” Thanks for the heads up.
(Source: Interpol)

Most Popular Baby Names in NYC

1898: Mary
1948: Linda
1998: Ashley
1898: John
1948: Robert
1998: Michael
(Source: NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene)
Other recommendations are equally eclectic–and lots of them are web-based, meaning you don’t have to go to NY to take advantage.