Morning Minutes: Aug. 14

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Word of the Day

Tactile TAK-tul (adj.) Perceptible by touch; of, relating to or being the sense of touch - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Toonopedia

www.toonopedia.com

This online encyclopedia covers cartoons and cartoon characters, including those in comic books, newspaper strips, magazines and more. There are more than a thousand entries from all-time favorites to lesser-known toons. The one-man project is quite impressive.

Number to Know

15: Number of years that “The Far Side” was nationally syndicated. The cartoon’s creator, Gary Larson, was born on this date in 1950.

This Day in History

Aug. 14, 1935: United States Social Security Act passes, creating a government pension system for the retired.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Actress Halle Berry (44)

Daily Quote

“The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression.” - Gary Larson