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Morning Minutes: March 26

 

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

 

Word of the Day

Edacious ih-DAY-shus (adjective) Having a huge appetite; ravenous; excessively eager; insatiable - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Unclutterer
unclutterer.com

If you’re feeling overwhelmed or just want to add more order into your life, this site is a great resource. It features tips and tricks for getting and staying organized, streamlining your space and adopting organization strategies.

Number to Know

3: Number of words in Robert Frost’s famous summary of life. He said, "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on." Frost was born on this date in 1874.

This Day in History

March 26, 1982: A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Music legend Diana Ross (68)

Daily Quote

“There are three things in my life which I really love: God, my family and baseball. The only problem - once baseball season starts, I change the order around a bit.” - Al Gallagher

 

Morning Minutes: March 27

 

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

 

Word of the Day

Snaffle SNAFF-ul (verb) To obtain especially by devious or irregular means - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

World Theatre Day
http://worldtheatreday.org/

Today on World Theatre Day, head to this information-gathering blog to learn about how to connect with theater-lovers around the world. There are local resources and much more.

Number to Know

9.2: The magnitude of the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history. The record quake hit Alaska on this date in 1964.

This Day in History

March 27, 1998: The Food and Drug Administration approves Viagra for use as a treatment for male impotence, the first pill to be approved for this condition in the United States.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Director/screenwriter Quentin Tarantino (49)

Daily Quote

“I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game. It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set. Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us.” - Walt Whitman

 

Morning Minutes: March 28

 

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

 

Word of the Day

Apposite AP-uh-zit (adjective) Highly pertinent or appropriate; apt - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Ikea Hacker
ikeahacker.blogspot.com

This unique site gathers ideas for how to modify and customize Ikea furniture – think a creative twist on shelves or how to stop stools from wobbling. It’s a step-by-step collaboration that allows creative types to record and share their projects.

Number to Know

3: Weeks until taxes are due. This year’s filing date is April 17.

This Day in History

March 28, 1979: Operators of Three Mile Island's Unit 2 nuclear reactor outside of Harrisburg, Pa., fail to recognize that a relief valve in the primary coolant system has stuck open following an unexpected shutdown. As a result, enough coolant drains out of the system to allow the core to overheat and partially melt down.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Singer Lady Gaga (26)

Daily Quote

“When they start the game, they don't yell, "Work ball." They say, "Play ball." - Willie Stargell

 

Morning Minutes: March 29

 

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

 

Word of the Day

Gormandize GOR-mun-dyze (verb) To eat gluttonously or ravenously - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Home Design Find
www.homedesignfind.com

Whether you’re planning a home redesign or just looking for great ideas, this online magazine/blog highlights home design trends, innovations, and must-have products and inspirations. It covers everything from furniture, architecture, kitchens, baths, interior design, lighting and more.

Number to Know

23: Number amendment that was ratified on this date in 1961. The amendment gave Washington, D.C., residents the right to vote in presidential elections.

This Day in History

March 29, 2004: The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Actress Lucy Lawless (44)

Daily Quote

“Back then, my idol was Bugs Bunny, because I saw a cartoon of him playing ball - you know, the one where he plays every position himself with nobody else on the field but him? Now that I think of it, Bugs is still my idol. You have to love a ballplayer like that.” - Nomar Garciaparra

 

Morning Minutes: March 30

 

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

 

Word of the Day

Circuitous ser-KYOO-uh-tus (adjective) Having a circular or winding course; not being forthright or direct in language or action - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Vincent van Gogh Gallery
www.vggallery.com

If you want to know more about Vincent van Gogh or peruse his art, this is THE site to go to. It claims to have every painting by van Gogh and all the letters written by him, as well as biographical information and more. This is one of the best artist Web sites we’ve ever come across.

Number to Know

40/40: Only four players in Major League Baseball history have recorded seasons in which they stole at least 40 bases and hit 40 home runs. Those players are Jose Canseco, Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez and Alfonso Soriano.

This Day in History

March 30, 1981: President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley Jr.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Singer Celine Dion (44)

Daily Quote

“I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.” - Rogers Hornsby

 

Morning Minutes: March 31

 

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

 

Word of the Day

Cuspidor KUSS-puh-dor (noun) A receptacle for spit; spittoon - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Easy Stereogram Builder
www.easystereogrambuilder.com

Remember those “Magic Eye” books that were all the rage in the ’90s? Well, the images are called stereograms, and this Web site will help you build you own. Choose a pattern and an image, and you’ll see your stereogram.

Number to Know

1959: Year on this date when the Dalai Lama escaped Tibet and was granted asylum in India.

This Day in History

March 31, 1918: Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Former Vice President Al Gore (64)

Daily Quote

“That's baseball, and it's my game. Y' know, you take your worries to the game, and you leave 'em there. You yell like crazy for your guys. It's good for your lungs, gives you a lift, and nobody calls the cops.” - Humphrey Bogart

 

Morning Minutes: April 1

 

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

 

Word of the Day

Acceptation ak-sep-TAY-shun (noun) Acceptance; favorable reception or approval; a generally accepted meaning of a word or understanding of a concept - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Museum of Hoaxes
www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/aprilfool

Want to know some of the greatest April Fools’ hoaxes of all time? Check out this Web site, which has collected 100 of the best. One of the more memorable recent ones that the site documents is the Taco Liberty Bell hoax, where Taco Bell announced on April 1, 1996, that they were purchasing the Liberty Bell and renaming it the Taco Liberty Bell. This site will keep you entertained for quite awhile.

Number to Know

2001: Year on this date when the Netherlands legalizes same-sex marriage. This is the first country to allow it.

This Day in History

April 1, 2010: While the families of President Barack Obama and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin are camping together, a bear attacks the group. While Obama distracts the bear by telling it Joe Biden stories, Palin guns down the bear. Happy April Fools’ Day!

Today’s Featured Birthday

Singer Susan Boyle (51)

Daily Quote

“Baseball is the only sport I know that when you're on offense, the other team controls the ball.” - Ken Harrelson