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Aug. 6

WORD OF THE DAY

calender [kal-uh n-der] (noun) a machine in which cloth, paper, or the like, is smoothed, glazed, etc., by pressing between rotating cylinders.

TV TRIVIA

In “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,” what state does Sabrina live in?

A. North Carolina

B. New Jersey

C. Massachusetts

D. Ohio

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

6: Salmon can jump as high as 6 feet.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Aug. 6, 1945: At 8:16 a.m. Japanese time, an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, drops the world’s first atom bomb, over the city of Hiroshima.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

TV actress Soleil Moon Frye (42)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.” — Erma Bombeck

TRIVIA ANSWER

C. Massachusetts

Aug. 7

WORD OF THE DAY

habilitate [huh-bil-i-teyt] (verb) to clothe or dress.

TV TRIVIA

What nickname does Samuel Powers go by in “Saved by the Bell”?

A. Hound Dog

B. A.C.

C. Screech

D. S.P.

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

600: French was the official language of England for more than 600 years.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Aug. 7, 1990: President George H.W. Bush orders the organization of Operation Desert Shield in response to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

TV actor David Duchovny (58)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Hope is but the dream of those who wake.” — Matthew Prior

TRIVIA ANSWER

C. Screech

Aug. 8

WORD OF THE DAY

idiograph [id-ee-uh-graf] (noun) a mark or signature characteristic of a particular person, organization, etc.; trademark.

TV TRIVIA

In “Scrubs,” Dr. Cox has a sister. What is her name?

A. Molly

B. Paige

C. Sarah

D. Christine

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

150: Approximately 150 people are killed each year by coconuts.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Aug. 8, 1974: President Richard M. Nixon resigns in the wake of the Watergate burglary scandal.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Movie actor Dustin Hoffman (81)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.” — Vernon Howard

TRIVIA ANSWER

B. Paige

Aug. 9

WORD OF THE DAY

cerated [seer-ey-tid] (adjective) covered with wax.

TV TRIVIA

In “3rd Rock From the Sun,” what was Dick, Sally, Tommy and Harry’s last name?

A. Salaman

B. Soloman

C. Solaman

D. Solomon

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

68: The oldest pig in the world live to the age of 68.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Aug. 9, 1969: Members of Charles Manson’s cult kill five people in movie director Roman Polanski’s Beverly Hills, California, home, including Polanski’s pregnant wife, actress Sharon Tate.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Movie actress Anna Kendrick (33)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint.” — Don Marquis

TRIVIA ANSWER

D. Solomon

Aug. 10

WORD OF THE DAY

abluent [ab-loo-uh nt] (adjective) serving to cleanse.

TV TRIVIA

Who was the re-gifter in “Seinfeld”?

A. The Drake

B. Tim Whatley

C. Joe Davola

D. Joe Mayo

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

20: A fully loaded supertanker traveling at normal speed takes at least 20 minutes to stop.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Aug. 10, 1793: After more than two centuries as a royal palace, the Louvre is opened as a public museum in Paris by the French revolutionary government.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Movie actor Antonio Banderas (58)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“The buried talent is the sunken rock on which most lives strike and founder.” — Frederick William Faber

TRIVIA ANSWER

B. Tim Whatley

Aug. 11

WORD OF THE DAY

gambado [gam-bey-doh] (noun) either of a pair of large protective boots or gaiters fixed to a saddle instead of stirrups.

TV TRIVIA

In “Saved by the Bell,” which two numbers did Slater wear on his football jersey?

A. 3 and 4

B. 3 and 6

C. 4 and 6

D. 3 and 7

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

100: It takes 100 pounds of rain water to produce a single pound of food from the earth.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Aug. 11, 1994: The longest work stoppage in Major League Baseball history begins.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Movie actor Chris Hemsworth (35)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Less is only more where more is no good.” — Frank Lloyd Wright

TRIVIA ANSWER

B. 3 and 6

Aug. 12

WORD OF THE DAY

obvolute [ob-vuh-loot] (adjective) rolled or turned in.

TV TRIVIA

Who does the voice of Salem in “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”?

A. Martin Mull

B. David Lascher

C. Nate Richert

D. Nick Bakay

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

46,0001: The most pushups ever performed in one day was 46,001.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Aug. 12, 1961: In an effort to stem the tide of refugees attempting to leave East Berlin, the communist government of East Germany begins building the Berlin Wall to divide East and West Berlin.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Movie actor Casey Affleck (43)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.” — Jean Paul

TRIVIA ANSWER

D. Nick Bakay