April 22

WORD OF THE DAY

bannock [ban-uh k] (noun) a flat cake made of oatmeal, barely meal, etc., usually baked on a griddle.

FILM FACTS

In “Babe,” what are the farmer’s two dogs’ names?

A. Spot and Jack

B. Tex and Sissy

C. Rex and Fly

D. Joe and Molly

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

25: If you cut down a cactus in Arizona, you can be penalized up to 25 years in prison.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

April 22, 1889: At precisely high noon, thousands of would-be settlers make a mad dash into the newly opened Oklahoma Territory to claim cheap land.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

TV actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan (53)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“The present time has one advantage over every other - it is our own.” - Charles Caleb Colton

TRIVIA ANSWER

C. Rex and Fly

April 23

WORD OF THE DAY

yakow [yak-ou] (noun) a hybrid animal, produced by crossbreeding yaks with cows.

FILM FACTS

In “Batman,” who played Alexander Knox?

A. Albert Brooks

B. Robert Wuhl

C. Kevin Pollack

D. Steve Guttenburg

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

$1 million: Art dealer and author Forrest Fenn hid a treasure chest in the Rocky Mountains worth more than $1 million, and the chest still hasn’t been found.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

April 23, 1969: Sirhan Sirhan is sentenced to death after being convicted in the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Wrestler John Cena (42)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Let us put our minds together and see what live we can make for our children.” - Sitting Bull

TRIVIA ANSWER

B. Robert Wuhl

April 24

WORD OF THE DAY

illimitable [ih-lim-i-tuh-buh l] (adjective) incapable of being limited; limitless; boundless.

FILM FACTS

In “A Beautiful Mind,” what was the name of John Nash’s son?

A. Michael Charles Nash

B. Charles Michael Nash

C. Michael Forbes Nash

D. John Charles Nash

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

3: Johnny Cash took only three voice lessons before his teacher advised him to stop taking lessons and to never deviate from his natural voice.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

April 24, 1800: President John Adams approves legislation to appropriate $5,000 to purchase “such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress,” thus establishing the Library of Congress.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Pop singer Kelly Clarkson (37)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” - William Feather

TRIVIA ANSWER

D. John Charles Nash

April 25

WORD OF THE DAY

navette [na-vet] (noun) a gem, usually not a diamond, cuts as a marquise.

FILM FACTS

In “Beetlejuice,” what is Lydia’s hobby?

A. Painting

B. Photography

C. Writing

D. Drawing

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

8: Hanna-Barbera pitched “The Flintstones” to networks for eight weeks before it was picked up.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

April 25, 1859: At Port Said, Egypt, ground is broken for the Suez Canal, an artificial waterway intended to stretch 101 miles across the isthmus of Suez and connect the Mediterranean and the Red seas.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Movie actor Al Pacino (79)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” - Winston Churchill

TRIVIA ANSWER

B. Photography

April 26

WORD OF THE DAY

geomancy [jee-uh-man-see] (noun) divination by geographic features by figures or lines.

FILM FACTS

In “A Beautiful Mind,” who played John Nash’s imaginary roommate Charles?

A. Judd Hirsch

B. Ed Harris

C. Paul Bettany

D. Christopher Plummer

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

1,6500: The oldest unopened bottle of wine was found in a Roman tomb that is more than 1,650 years old.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

April 26, 1865: John Wilkes Booth is killed when Union soldiers track him down to a Virginia farm 12 days after he assassinated President Abraham Lincoln.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Movie actor Channing Tatum (39)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.” - Nathaniel Hawthorne

TRIVIA ANSWER

C. Paul Bettany

April 27

WORD OF THE DAY

tittup [tit-uh p] (noun) an exaggerated prancing, bouncing movement or manner of moving.

FILM FACTS

In “Batman,” who plays Vicki Vale?

A. Alicia Silverstone

B. Nicole Kidman

C. Michelle Pfeiffer

D. Kim Basinger

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

53,540: A bolt of lightning can reach 53,540 degrees Fahrenheit.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

April 27, 1956: World heavyweight champ Rocky Marciano retires from boxing at age 31, saying he wants to spend more time with his family.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Guitarist Ace Frehley (68)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.” - Alfred Whitney Griswold

TRIVIA ANSWER

D. Kim Basinger

April 28

WORD OF THE DAY

ondograph [on-duh-graf] (noun) an instrument for graphically recording oscillatory variations, as in alternating currents.

FILM FACTS

In “Babe,” what is the farmer’s name?

A. Arthur Hoggett

B. Joseph Hoggett

C. Boss Hogg

D. James Hogg

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

10: Brain fibers lose 10 percent of their total length every decade.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

April 28, 1789: Three weeks into a journey from Tahiti to the West Indies, the HMS Bounty is seized in a mutiny led by Fletcher Christian, the master’s mate.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Movie actress Jessica Alba (38)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.” - Richard Bach

TRIVIA ANSWER

A. Arthur Hoggett