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
Yellow-dog yel-oh-DAWG (adj.) Mean, contemptible; of or relating to opposition to trade unionism or a labor union -- www.merriam-webster.com
Web Site of the Day
Degrees of Separation
You’ve heard of “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon,” the game in which you try to connect any actor to the “Footloose” star in fewer than six steps. But what about the other gazillion actors? This online tool will help you connect any two actors.
Number to Know
2006: Year when Pluto was “demoted” from a planet to a dwarf planet. Pluto was discovered on this date in 1930.
This Day in History
Feb. 18, 1929: The first Academy Awards are announced.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actor John Travolta (56)
“(Pluto the planet’s) name had nothing to do with the Disney cartoon. Mickey Mouse's dog was named after the planet, not the other way around.” - Venetia Burney, who named the planet