Nov. 12

WORD OF THE DAY

maillot [mah-yoh] (noun) a close-fitting, one-piece bathing suit for women, simply styled and usually have a scoop neck and shoulder straps.

TV TRIVIA

In “The Addams Family,” what is Wednesday’s doll named?

A. Cleopatra

B. Marie Antoinette

C. Mary Queen of Scots

D. Victoria

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

1.1 million: The average weight of a cloud is 1.1 million pounds, according to Mental Floss.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Nov. 12, 1954: Ellis Island, the gateway to America, shuts it doors after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Movie actor Ryan Gosling (38)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.” — Gertrude Stein

TRIVIA ANSWER

B. Marie Antoinette

Nov. 13

WORD OF THE DAY

opprobrium [uh-proh-bree-uh m] (noun) the disgrace of the reproach incurred by conduct considered outrageously shameful; infamy.

TV TRIVIA

In which state was “Bonanza” set?

A. Texas

B. Nevada

C. California

D. Colorado

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

29: The first movie made about the sinking of the Titanic was released just 29 days after the event.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Nov. 13, 1775: Continental Army Brigadier General Richard Montgomery takes Montreal, Canada, without opposition.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

TV show host Jimmy Kimmel (51)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” — Anais Nin

TRIVIA ANSWER

B. Nevada

Nov. 14

WORD OF THE DAY

narthex [nahr-theks] (noun) an enclosed passage between the main entrance and the nave of a church.

TV TRIVIA

In “Charmed,” Shannen Doherty played which sister?

A. Piper

B. Prue

C. Phoebe

D. Paige

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

1.3 million: About 1.3 million pints of donated blood spoil every year.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Nov. 14, 1970: A chartered jet carrying most of the Marshall University football team clips a stand of trees and crashes into a hillside just two miles from the Tri-State Airport in Kenova, West Virginia.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

TV actor Patrick Warburton (54)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” — Phyllis Diller

TRIVIA ANSWER

B. Prue

Nov. 15

WORD OF THE DAY

salariat [suh-lair-ee-uh t] (noun) the class of workers in an economy who receive salaries.

TV TRIVIA

In “Cheers,” Norm Peterson was played by whom?

A. Chris Farley

B. John Goodman

C. George Wendt

D. John Candy

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

75 percent: About 75 percent of the world’s population is lactose intolerant.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Nov. 15, 1956: “Love Me Tender,” featuring the singer Elvis Presley in his big-screen debut, premieres in New York City at the Paramount Theater.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

TV actor Ed Asner (89)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” — Walt Disney

TRIVIA ANSWER

C. George Wendt

Nov. 16

WORD OF THE DAY

tattersall [tat-er-sawl] (noun) a pattern of squares formed by colored crossbars on a solid-color, usually light background.

TV TRIVIA

What was the name of the spell book in “Charmed”?

A. “The Book of Spells”

B. “A Book For A Charmed One”

C. “The Book of Shadows”

D. “The Book of Three”

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

10: The common swift can stay in the air for up to 10 months without landing.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Nov. 16, 1907: Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory collectively enter the United States as Oklahoma, the 46th state.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Movie actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (41)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness.” — John C. Maxwell

TRIVIA ANSWER

C. “The Book of Shadows”

Nov. 17

WORD OF THE DAY

embrasure [em-brey-zher] (noun) an opening, as a loophole or crenel, through which missiles may be discharged.

TV TRIVIA

David Canary played which character in “Bonanza”?

A. Jamie

B. Candy

C. Griff

D. Dusty

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

100: Over 100 firefighters are arrested for arson per year in the U.S.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Nov. 17, 2003: Actor and former bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger is sworn in as the 38th governor of California at the State Capitol in Sacramento.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Movie actor Danny DeVito (74)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” — Ernest Hemingway

TRIVIA ANSWER

B. Candy

Nov. 18

WORD OF THE DAY

regrate [ri-greyt] (verb) to buy up (grain, provisions, etc.) in order to sell again at a profit in or near the same market.

TV TRIVIA

In “The Addams Family,” what is the name of Morticia and Gomez’s son?

A. Parker

B. Pubert

C. Pugsley

D. Pat

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

264: The longest recorded time spent awake was set in 1965 by a high school student who stayed away for 264 hours.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Nov. 18, 1978: Peoples Temple founder Jim Jones leads hundreds of his followers in a mass murder-suicide at their agricultural commune in a remote part of the South American nation of Guyana.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Movie actor Owen Wilson (50)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.” — George Chakiris

TRIVIA ANSWER

C. Pugsley