Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
Word of the Day
Rectrix REK-triks (noun) Any of the quill feathers of a bird's tail that are important in controlling flight direction - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Do you love movies? Then you’ve got to head to this website, which made Time’s “best of 2010” list. The site lets you search for and watch specific clips in movies, and the best part about the site is that you can create you own mashups.
Number to Know
1,420 feet: The record distance in the Great Fruitcake Toss, which takes place the first Saturday of January in Manitou Springs, Colo.
This Day in History
Jan. 8, 2002: President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking (69)
“I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.” - Stephen Hawking