Morning Minutes: Aug. 23

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Word of the Day

holograph HOL-uh-graf (adjective) wholly written by the person in whose name it appears;  a holograph writing, as a deed, will, or letter. —

Website of the Day


Forget Pinterest: Instructables was one of the first how-to sites online. Learn how to make everything from furniture to your own bathing suit wrap or carrot flute! (Yes, carrot flute.)

Number to Know

20: "Jessie's Girl,” a rock song written and performed by Australian pop-rock singer Rick Springfield, was named No. 20 on VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of the ‘80s" in 2006.

This Day in History

Aug. 23, 1973: A bank robbery gone wrong in Stockholm, Sweden, turns into a hostage crisis; over the next five days the hostages begin to sympathise with their captors, leading to the term "Stockholm syndrome.”

Today’s Featured Birthday

Singer-songwriter Rick Springfield (64)

Daily Quote

“Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?” — Paul Gauguin