Morning Minutes: June 8
Word of the Day
Factoid FAK-toyd (noun) An invented fact believed to be true because of its appearance in print; a briefly stated and usually trivial fact - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
The Ocean Project
Take some time to celebrate the seas, which make up a crucial part of the world’s ecosystem but are often neglected. Learn about ocean creatures and habitats, how our daily actions affect them, and how everything is interconnected.
Number to Know
1992: Year that World Oceans Day was born. The event is held annually on June 8.
This Day in History
June 8, 1968: James Earl Ray is arrested for the murder of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Rapper Kanye West (34)
“Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war.” - Loren Eiseley