Morning Minutes: March 13
Word of the Day
Torpedo tor-PEE-doh (noun) A weapon for destroying ships by rupturing their hulls below the waterline; a submarine mine; a thin cylindrical self-propelled underwater projectile; a large sandwich on a long split roll with any of a variety of fillings - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Ever wonder why we “spring forward” in March? This site explains daylight saving time and its history, and should be able to answer some tricky questions. Learn about the debate over daylight saving time and find out which countries participate.
Number to Know
9: Number of places in the United States that share the name of Ireland's capital, Dublin. Since the 2000 Census, Dublin, Calif., has surpassed Dublin, Ohio, as the most populous of these places (44,541 compared with 39,310, respectively, as of July 1, 2009). – Census.gov
This Day in History
March 13, 1997: The Phoenix lights (UFOs) are seen over Phoenix by hundreds of people, and by millions on television.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Rapper/actor Common (39)
“When Irish eyes are smiling,
'Tis like a morn in spring.
With a lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing.” - Author unknown