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The Suburbanite
  • Morning Minutes: Feb. 25 - March 3

  • Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today's Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

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  • Morning Minutes: Feb. 25
    Word of the Day
    Jamboree jam-buh-REE (noun) A large gathering, as of a political party or the teams of a sporting league, often including a program of speeches and entertainment. - dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Funny Girl Chelsea Handler Gets Candid
    http://www.katiecouric.com/on-the-show/2012/11/30/see-it-again-funny-girl-chelsea-handler-gets-candid/
    Watch Katie Couric'c interview with Chelsea Handler, with Couric's notes and reactions and viewer tweets.
    Number to Know
    $223,789: Amount of money Mel Gibson's controversial movie "The Passion of the Christ" made in its opening weekend. The movie was released Feb. 25, 2004.
    This Day in History
    Feb. 25, 1870: Hiram Rhoades Revels is sworn in and becomes the first African-American member of Congress.
    Today's Featured Birthday
    Talk show host Chelsea Handler (38)
    Daily Quote
    "Change your thoughts and you change your world." - Norman Vincent Peale
     
     
    Morning Minutes: Feb. 26
    Word of the Day
    Conundrum kuh-NUHN-druhm (noun) A riddle, the answer to which involves a pun or play on words; anything that puzzles. - dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    How jeans conquered the world
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17101768
    In honor of Levi Strauss' birthday, learn how jeans became a wardrobe staple around the world.
    Number to Know
    2.7 billion: Meters of denim fabric produced in 2006.
    This Day in History
    Feb. 26, 2005: Halle Berry accepts her Razzie for Worst Actress in person, while holding her Oscar in her other hand. She also makes a speech parodying her 2002 Oscar speech after she won Best Actress. 
    Today's Featured Birthday
    Singer Michael Bolton (60)
    Daily Quote
    "What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?" - Robert H. Schuller
     
     
    Morning Minutes: Feb. 27
    Word of the Day
    Flibbertigibbet FLIB-er-tee-jib-it (noun) A chattering or flighty, light-headed person. - dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Where Are They Now? Popular child stars
    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/slideshow/2012/10/08/then-and-now-child-stars/#slide=1
    Shirley Temple may not have made it as actress once she grew up, but check out Fox News' favorite child stars who did.
    Number to Know
    $50,000: Amount a 7-year-old Shirley Temple was paid per movie after she signed a new contract with 20th Century Fox on this day in 1936.
    This Day in History
    Feb. 27, 1980: Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" wins the first, and last, Grammy ever presented for Best Disco Recording.
    Today's Featured Birthday
    Singer and member of TLC Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas (42)
    Page 2 of 3 - Daily Quote
    "Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." - Confucius
     
     
    Morning Minutes: Feb. 28
    Word of the Day
    Nadir NEY-der, NEY-deer (noun) The lowest point; point of greatest adversity or despair. - dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    DNA Interactive
    http://www.dnai.org/index.htm
    Learn about DNA, its structure, pioneers of its discovery and the applications of understanding how it works.
    Number to Know
    3 billion: Number of DNA bases in a human genome. It would take 3 gigabytes of electronic storage to hold that same amount of information.
    This Day in History
    Feb. 28, 1953: James D. Watson and Frances H. C. Crick announce they have discovered DNA's double-helix structure.
    Today's Featured Birthday
    Country singer Jason Aldean (35)
    Daily Quote
    "Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned." - Peter Marshall
     
     
    Morning Minutes: March 1
    Word of the Day
    Obsequious uhb-SEE-kwee-uhs (adjective) Characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning. - dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Justin Bieber Games
    http://www.justinbiebergames.org
    In honor of Bieber's birthday, play games like Justin Bieber Tattoos Makeover, Justin Bieber Trivia Quiz and Justin Bieber Haircut.
    Number to Know
    15 million: Number of albums Justin Bieber had sold worldwide as of April 2012.
    This Day in History
    March 1, 1932: Charles Lindbergh's 20-month-old son is kidnapped from his room in the Lindbergh's house, kicking off a nationwide search. Despite two ransom notes, several false leads and an offer of assistance from Al Capone, the boy's body is found several days later, less than a mile from the Lindbergh's house.
    Today's Featured Birthday
    Pop singer Justin Bieber (19)
    Daily Quote
    "Winners never quit and quitters never win." - Vince Lombardi
     
     
    Morning Minutes: March 2
    Word of the Day
    Repudiate ri-PYOO-dee-eyt (verb) To reject with disapproval or condemnation. - dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Dr. Seuss: 10 Life Lessons From The Legendary Children's Author
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/28/dr-suess-10-life-lessons-_n_1307066.html
    Huffington Post compiled a list of the 10 most important things Dr. Seuss has taught us.
    Number to Know
    100: Points Philadelphia Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain scored in a basketball game against the New York Knicks on this date in 1962.
    This Day in History
    March 2, 1902: Theodore Geisel, who wrote under the pen name Dr. Seuss, is born.
    Today's Featured Birthday
    Page 3 of 3 - Rock singer Jon Bon Jovi (51)
    Daily Quote
    "Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice." - Anton Chekov
     
     
    Morning Minutes: March 3
    Word of the Day
    Flabbergast FLAB-er-gast (verb) To overcome with surprise and bewilderment; astound. - dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    Frequently challenged books of the 21st century
    http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged/21stcenturychallenged#2011
    The "Comstock Law," which prohibited the sending of "obscene materials" through the mail, was passed on this day in 1873. This law led to the banning of several books, including James Joyce's "Ulysses." Visit the American Library Association site to see the most commonly banned books of the last decade.
    Number to Know
    2/3: Majority needed in Congress to override a presidential veto. Congress voted to override a presidential veto for the first time on this date in 1845.
    This Day in History
    March 3, 1875: Indoor ice hockey makes its public debut in Montreal.
    Today's Featured Birthday
    Actress Jessica Biel (31)
    Daily Quote
    "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science." - Albert Einstein