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
Grotesque groh-TESK (adjective) Fanciful, bizarre; absurdly incongruous; departing markedly from the natural, the expected or the typical - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
For fans of word games (“Scrabble,” “Boggle” and the like), this site will be fun place to spend a few hours. There are word searches, typing challenges, crossword puzzles and more. Do some browsing to find your favorite.
Number to Know
5: Number of NBA championships that Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has won.
This Day in History
Aug. 23, 1784: Western North Carolina (now eastern Tennessee) declares itself an independent state under the name of Franklin; it wasn’t accepted into the United States, and only lasted for four years.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Basketball star Kobe Bryant (33)
“Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face.” – Author Nelson DeMille, who was born on this date in 1943.