April 2

WORD OF THE DAY

gambado [gam-bey-doh] (noun) any gaiter or legging.

TV TRIVIA

What is the name of the director of “Queen’s Boulevard” in “Entourage”?

A. Paul Haggis

B. James Cameron

C. Billy Walsh

D. Harvey Weingard

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

87: Kellogg’s All-Bran is only 87 percent bran.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

April 2, 1513: Near present-day St. Augustine, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon comes ashore on the Florida coast, and claims the territory for the Spanish crown.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Movie actor Michael Fassbender (41)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“You exist only in what you do.” — Federico Fellini

TRIVIA ANSWER

C. Billy Walsh

April 3

WORD OF THE DAY

lagan [lag-uh n] (noun) anything sunk in the sea, but attached to a buoy or the like so that it may be recovered.

TV TRIVIA

According to Martin Crane in “Frasier,” what are the most comfortable shoes?

A. Mukluks

B. Minnetonkas

C. Muckabees

D. Moccasins

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

17: Amazon’s largest warehouse is the size of 17 American football fields.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

April 3, 1948: President Harry S. Truman signs into law the Foreign Assistance Act, commonly known as the Marshall Plan.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Actress Amanda Bynes (32)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win.” — Bobby Knight

TRIVIA ANSWER

C. Muckabees

April 4

WORD OF THE DAY

ochlesis [ok-lee-sis] (noun) any disease caused by overcrowding.

TV TRIVIA

Which “Friends” character has a twin sister?

A. Chandler

B. Phoebe

C. Monica

D. Joey

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

50: A single human’s DNA contains as much information as 50 novels.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

April 4, 1968: Just after 6 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. is fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Movie actor Robert Downey Jr. (53)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Who has a harder fight than he who is striving to overcome himself.” — Thomas A. Kempis

TRIVIA ANSWER

B. Phoebe

April 5

WORD OF THE DAY

rivel [riv-uh l] (noun) a very small dumpling made of a batter of butter, egg, flour, and seasoning, cooked in broth.

TV TRIVIA

In “George Lopez,” what type of parts does the factory make where George is the manager?

A. Airplane

B. Refrigerator

C. Computer

D. Auto

(Answer at column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

98: More than 98 percent of Japanese people are cremated after they die.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

April 5, 1614: Pocahontas, daughter of the chief of the Powhatan Indian confederacy, marries English tobacco planter John Rolfe in Jamestown, Virginia.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Pop singer Pharrell Williams (45)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.” — George Sand

TRIVIA ANSWER

A. Airplane

April 6

WORD OF THE DAY

ibidem [ih-bee-dem] (adverb) in the same book, chapter, page, etc.

TV TRIVIA

In “Friends,” what is the name of Ross’ son?

A. Bobby

B. Ben

C. Billy

D. Tom

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

.02: The earth is .02 degrees hotter during a full moon.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

April 6, 1830: In Fayette Township, New York, Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon religion, organizes the Church of Christ during a meeting with a small group of believers.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Movie actor Paul Rudd (49)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“The true art of memory is the art of attention.” — Samuel Johnson

TRIVIA ANSWER

B. Ben

April 7

WORD OF THE DAY

obtest [ob-test] (verb) to invoke a witness.

TV TRIVIA

What were the letters of the radio station Frasier and Roz worked at in “Frasier”?

A. KAKE

B. KOCL

C. KABL

D. KACL

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

7: The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

April 7, 1970: Actor John Wayne wins his first–and only–acting Academy Award, for his star turn in the director Henry Hathaway’s Western “True Grit.”

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Movie actor Russell Crowe (54)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” — James A. Baldwin

TRIVIA ANSWER

D. KACL

April 8

WORD OF THE DAY

unbosom [uhn-boo z-uh m] (verb) to disclose one’s thoughts, feelings, or the like, especially in confidence.

TV TRIVIA

What is the and of the dog that Vince purchases in “Entourage”?

A. Archie

B. Turtle

C. Butch

D. Arnold

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

3: There are three golf balls sitting on the moon.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

April 8, 1974: Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hits his 715th career home run, breaking Babe Ruth’s record of 714 homers.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Movie actress Robin Wright (52)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Most good relationships are built on mutual trust and respect.” — Mona Sutphen

TRIVIA ANSWER

D. Arnold