Morning Minutes: Aug. 21
Word of the Day
hyperhidrosis hahy-per-hi-DROH-sis (noun) abnormally excessive sweating. — www.dictionary.com
Website of the Day
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)
“Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.” — William Ellery Channing