Word of the Day, Web Site of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

Word of the Day

Astrolabe A-struh-layb (noun) A compact instrument used to observe and calculate the position of celestial bodies before the invention of the sextant -- www.merriam-webster.com

Web Site of the Day

Bakerella
www.bakerella.com

Focusing on fun and easy baking, this blog is a great place to explore recipes, desserts, decorating, photography and even a few giveaways. Whether you’re a beginner baker or looking to learn new tricks, the creative cake pops are a must-try.

Number to Know

16: Approximate number of minutes that Anthony Hopkins was on screen in “Silence of the Lamb,” the shortest amount of time on screen for a Best Actor winner’s role.

This Day in History

March 6, 1981: After 19 years of presenting the “CBS Evening News,” Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Basketball star Shaquille O'Neal (38)

Daily Quote

“Fifteen career Oscar nominations. That's a record. I hate to say it, but when someone puts up numbers like that, it's just hard not to think steroids." Hugh Jackman talking about Meryl Streep at the 2009 Oscars.