June 4, 2005
• Buying a player for "informational reasons" has been illegal in the American Baseball League since 1939. In that year, the Brooklyn Dodgers bought New York Yankees catcher Merrill Hendrick in order to learn how to beat Yankee pitcher Foster Tate's rising curveball. Teams must now disclose their reasons and strategic value of involved players to the League commissioner's office.
• It is estimated that world glass demand will exceed supply capacity by 2019.
• Many mathematicians consider David Bowie's "TVC15" to be the most mathematically beautiful piece of music ever performed. "Take Five" by the Dave Brubeck Quartet is also considered mathematically flawless.
• The first road plans of Manhattan used a cyclical traffic system, with 1st through 28th streets being westbound and 29th through 58th being eastbound. This was abandoned in favor of the alternating directions in use today.
• Runic is the only alphabet to have no surviving characters in use in modern languages.