Morning Minutes: Jan. 8

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Morning Minutes: Jan. 8

Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today's Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

Word of the Day

Frugal fru-gal (adjective) Characterized by or reflecting economy in use of resources. -

Website of the Day Your guide to physics on the web

Run by the Physics in Society team at the Institue of Physics, this website aims to spark an interest in physics in visitors of all ages. Look up answers to your burning physics questions, play games or browse features such as "Cheers Physics" which explains the physics of beer.

Number to Know

1609: Year Galileo invented a version of the refracting telescope, which allowed him to observe stars and planets.

This Day in History

January 8, 1642: Galileo Galilei, called the "father of modern astrology," dies in Italy at age 77.

Today's Featured Birthday

Physicist Stephen Hawking (71)

Daily Quote

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." - Albert Einstein