Word of the Day
extol ik-STOHL transitive verb; To praise highly; to glorify; to exalt. — Dictionary.com
Website of the Day
Mount Everest 3D
Mount Everest 3D is the new and unique app to experience the highest mountain on earth in three dimensions and in highest resolution on a smartphone or other device.
Number to Know
4.2 million: The U.S. Department of Energy declassified documents that showed the world’s largest mercury pollution event happened in Oak Ridge, Tenn. (ultimately found to be 4.2 million pounds), in response to the Appalachian Observer’s Freedom of Information Act request.
This Day in History
May 17, 2004: The first legal same-sex marriages in the U.S. are performed in the state of Massachusetts.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Bill Paxton, American actor and director, 59
Daily Quote
“I’m actually really opposed to the death penalty.” — Bill Paxton