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
Funicular fyoo-NIK-yuh-ler (noun) A cable railway ascending a mountain; especially one in which an ascending car counterbalances a descending car -- www.merriam-webster.com
Web Site of the Day
This Web site of the International Olympic Committee is a great place to take a trip back in time to learn about the history of the Olympic Games. There are great archival photos, and you should check out the fun quizzes and contests.
Number to Know
4: The most any country has hosted the Winter Olympics, that country being the United States. This year’s games mark the second time that Canada has been the host.
This Day in History
Feb. 11, 2006: Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shoots Harry Whittington in the face, neck and upper torso while hunting quail.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Politician/commentator Sarah Palin (46)
“Here's a good trick: Get a job as a judge at the Olympics. Then, if some guy sets a world record, pretend that you didn't see it and go, ‘OK, is everybody ready to start now?’" - Jack Handey