NEWS

Morning Minutes: Oct. 16

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Word of the Day

Cumshaw KUM-shaw (noun) Present, gratuity; also bribe, payoff -- www.merriam-webster.com

Web Site of the Day

The Darwin Awards

www.DarwinAwards.com

This is a slightly morbid Web site, but it’s also amusing. The Darwin Awards celebrate “those who improve the species by accidentally removing themselves from it.” In other words, this is a collection of tales of people who do things so stupid, it’s no wonder they’re dead (like the drunken Pole who cut off his own head to prove he was a man).

Number to Know

837,000: One of the estimates of the number of men at the Million Man March in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 16, 1995. That estimate is from the Center for Remote Sensing at Boston University. March organizers estimated between 1.5 million and 2 million, while the U.S. Park Police said only 400,000 were there.