Morning Minutes: April 9
Word of the Day
Verdure VER-jer (noun) The greenness of growing vegetation; also, such vegetation itself; a condition of health and vigor -- www.merriam-webster.com
Web Site of the Day
Brush up on your typing skills with this fun and useful game. Race against online opponents, or go solo and aim for a personal best. You can even invite friends to play. Find out your words per minute, accuracy rate and time.
Number to Know
$16,029: Amount of money that a yo-yo signed by President Richard Nixon was sold for at an auction, according to www.britain.tv. Today is National Cherish an Antique Day, so get out there and start antiquing! (And you don’t need to spend $16K to have fun.)
This Day in History
April 9, 2005: Charles, Prince of Wales, marries Camilla Parker Bowles.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actress Kristen Stewart (“Twilight”) (20)
“A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.” - Salman Rushdie