Morning Minutes: Oct. 24
Word of the Day
Demeanor dih-MEE-ner (noun) Behavior toward others; outward manner - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Today is the start of World Origami Days, which will end Nov. 11 (Japan’s Origami Day). Oppenheimer founded the first American origami group, and she wanted the world to share in the magic of origami. Visit this website to find diagrams on how to create an elephant, alien, angel and much more out of folded paper.
Number to Know
422: Number of U.S. establishments that manufactured nonchocolate confectionary products in 2008. These establishments employed 16,860 people. California led the nation in this category, with 47 establishments. – Census.gov
This Day in History
Oct. 24, 2002: Police arrest spree killers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, ending the Beltway sniper attacks in the area around Washington, D.C.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Rapper Drake (24)
“Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.” - Sir Francis Bacon