Word of the Day
axiomatic ak-see-uh-MAT-ik adjective; pertaining to or of the nature of an axiom; self-evident; obvious; aphoristic. — Dictionary.com
Website of the Day
Fact Check
http://www.factcheck.org/
Monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.
Number to Know
33: In 1995, 33-year-old British mother Alison Hargreaves became the first woman to conquer Everest without oxygen or the help of sherpas.
This Day in History
May 12, 2008: An earthquake measuring around 8.0 magnitude occurs in Sichuan, China, killing over 69,000 people.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Burt Bacharach, American pianist, composer, and producer, 86
Daily Quote
“A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the word you first thought of.” — Burt Bacharach