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
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