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Word of the day  

sustain

Definition: v.tr. support, bear the weight of, esp. for a long period.
Synonyms: prolong, keep up
Etymology: ME f. AF sustein-, OF so(u)stein- stressed stem of so(u)stenir f. L sustinere sustent- (as SUB-, tenere hold) (more...)

Quote of the day  

A man reservesreserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrifiedelectrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsydrowsy.
by George Jean Nathan

Birthday of the day  

Beatrice of England

Not to be confused with Beatrice of York or Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom

Joke of the day  

One day a boy asked his grandpa 'grandpa make a frog sound' The grandfather asked why? The boy said, 'Grandma says when you croak we are going to Hawaii'

Thought of the day  

The things that one most wants to do are the things that are probably most worth doing.

Fact of the day  

 

Biography of the day  

Shelby Foote

Shelby Foote (17 Nov. 1916-27 June 2005), writer and historian, was born in Greenville, Mississippi, to Shelby Dade Foote and Lillian Rosenstock. His father, an executive with the meatpacking firm Armour and Company, came from an old and distinguished Mississippi family. The Footes lived in Jackson and Vicksburg, Mississippi, as well as towns in Alabama and Florida, during Shelby's early childhood. After his father's death in 1922, Shelby and his mother returned to Greenville.

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Did you know

  • that besides utility poles (example pictured), anonymous knitters from Knitta have also left their tags on the Great Wall of China and the Notre Dame de Paris?
  • that Joe Oeschger co-owns the Major League Baseball record for most innings pitched in a single game with 26?
  • that Albert Teveodjre once had a monopoly on journalism in Dahomey?
  • that during the Boonah crisis in October 1918, 31 people died of the Spanish flu aboard the Australian troopship the HMAT Boonah (pictured)?