Morning Minutes: May 14

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Word of the Day

Hoary HOR-ee (adj.) Gray or white with or as if with age; extremely old; ancient -- www.merriam-webster.com

Web Site of the Day

479° Popcorn

www.479popcorn.com

Did you know 479 degrees Fahrenheit is the optimal temperature for popping corn? This site sells organic popcorn that is created in small batches of creative flavors such as Ginger Sesame Caramel, Vietnamese Cinnamon Sugar and more.

Number to Know

$180 million: Amount of money George Lucas donated to the University of Southern California (his alma mater) film school in 2006, a record donation. Lucas, the genius behind “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones,” was born on this day in 1944.

This Day in History

May 14, 1998: The final episode of “Seinfeld” airs on NBC.