Morning Minutes: Aug. 21

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Word of the Day

hyperhidrosis hahy-per-hi-DROH-sis (noun) abnormally excessive sweating. —

Website of the Day

Wolfram Alpha

Not only does it have a cool name, but it hands out cool answers, too. Try “random” in this search engine: You may end up finding out about the Jacobi-Davidson method (what?).

Number to Know

6 million: The Mona Lisa has a lot of fans. On this date in 1911, she was stolen by a Louvre employee. This wouldn’t be the first incident of theft or vandalism for the more than 500-year-old painting, but about 6 million people continue to view her at the Louvre each year.

This Day in History

Aug. 21, 1968: James Anderson, Jr. posthumously receives the first Medal of Honor to be awarded to an African American U.S. Marine.

Today’s Featured Birthday

TV personality Brody Jenner (30)

Daily Quote

“Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.” — William Ellery Channing