June 25

WORD OF THE DAY

guddle [guhd-l] (verb) to catch (fish) by groping with the hands, as under rocks or along a riverbank.

TV TRIVIA

Who plays Malcolm in “Malcolm in the Middle”?

A. Macaulay Culkin

B. Frankie Muniz

C. Jonathan Taylor Thomas

D. Devon Sawa

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

600: The average American/Canadian drinks about 600 sodas per year.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

June 25, 1876: Native American forces led by Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull defeat the U.S. Army troops of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer near southern Montana’s Little Bighorn River.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

TV actress Angela Kinsey (47)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Illusion is the first of all pleasures.” — Voltaire

TRIVIA ANSWER

B. Frankie Muniz

June 26

WORD OF THE DAY

orrery [awr-uh-ree] (noun) an apparatus for representing the positions, motions, and phases of the planets, satellites in the solar system.

TV TRIVIA

In “Married With Children,” what was Al’s football number in high school?

A. 8

B. 69

C. 33

D. 44

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

8: To have your picture taken by the very first camera, you would have to sit still for eight hours.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

June 26, 1956: The U.S. Congress approves the Federal Highway Act, which allocates more than $30 billion for the construction of some 41,000 miles of interstate highways.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Singer Ariana Grande (25)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Imagination is at the root of much that passes for love.” — Gilbert Parker

TRIVIA ANSWER

C. 33

June 27

WORD OF THE DAY

logomachy [loh-gom-uh-kee] (noun) a dispute about or concerning words.

TV TRIVIA

In “Mama’s Family,” what is Mama’s name?

A. Iola

B. Maude

C. Namoi

D. Thelma

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

2,200: The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

June 27, 1950: President Harry S. Truman announces that he is ordering U.S. air and naval forces to South Korea to aid the democratic nation in repulsing an invasion by communist North Korea.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Movie actor Tobey Maguire (43)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” — Indira Gandhi

TRIVIA ANSWER

D. Thelma

June 28

WORD OF THE DAY

dight [dahyt] (verb) to dress; adorn.

TV TRIVIA

In “Mork and Mindy,” what planet is Mork from?

A. Fork

B. York

C. Ork

D. Pork

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

4: In a year, the average person walks four miles to make his or her bed.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

June 28, 1914: Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie are shot to death by a Bosnian Serb nationalist during an official visit to the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Entrepreneur Elon Musk (47)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” — Arnold H. Glasow

TRIVIA ANSWER

C. Ork

June 29

WORD OF THE DAY

ergometer [ur-gom-i-ter] (noun) a device designed to measure muscle power.

TV TRIVIA

What city does “Mama’s Family” take place in?

A. Raytown

B. Kansas City

C. Bump

D. Birmingham

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

200: A pound of potato chips costs 200 times more than a pound of potatoes.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

June 29, 1972: In Furman v. Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court rules by a vote of 5-4 that capital punishment, as it is currently employed on the state and federal level, is unconstitutional.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Movie actor Gary Busey (74)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Be not simply good — be good for something.” — Henry David Thoreau

TRIVIA ANSWER

A. Raytown

June 30

WORD OF THE DAY

nainsook [neyn-sook] (noun) a fine, soft-finished cotton fabric, usually white, used for lingerie and infants’ wear.

TV TRIVIA

In “Married With Children,” what is the name of Al’s club?

A. FANG

B. YES MA’AM

C. NO MA’AM

D. MAN

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

3: The average city dog lives three years longer than the average country dog.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

June 30, 1962: Sandy Koufax strikes out 13 batters and walks five to lead the Brooklyn Dodgers to victory over the New York Mets 5-0 with his first career no-hitter.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Boxer Mike Tyson (52)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.” — Edmund Burke

TRIVIA ANSWER

C. NO MA’AM

July 1

WORD OF THE DAY

shavetail [sheyv-teyl] (noun) a young, newly broken mule.

TV TRIVIA

What band sings the “Malcolm in the Middle” theme song?

A. Barenaked Ladies

B. Primus

C. They Might Be Giants

D. The Rembrandts

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

30: Your heart rate can rise as much as 30 percent during a yawn.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

July 1, 1997: Hong Kong reverts back to Chinese rule in a ceremony attended by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Prince Charles of Wales, Chinese President Jiang Zemin, and U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Rapper Missy Elliott (47)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Well done is better than well said.” — Benjamin Franklin

TRIVIA ANSWER

C. They Might Be Giants