Morning Minutes: May 16

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Word of the Day

Biophilia bye-oh-FILL-ee-uh (noun) A hypothetical human tendency to interact or be closely associated with other forms of life in nature -

Website of the Day

The Pioneer Woman

Follow the adventures of a former city girl who fell in love with a cattle rancher and moved to a farm. Her stories are hilarious and heart-touching, and complemented with photos. She also posts step-by-step recipes and chronicles the remodeling of a guesthouse.

Number to Know

1929: First year the Academy Awards were presented. It happened on this date that year.

This Day in History

May 16, 1988: A report by Surgeon General C. Everett Koop states that the addictive properties of nicotine are similar to those of heroin and cocaine.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Actress Megan Fox (25)

Daily Quote

“The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets.” - Christopher Morley