May 28

WORD OF THE DAY

cachet [ka-shey] (noun) an official seal, as on a letter or document.

TV TRIVIA

What ranger company were Cordell Walker and Jimmy Trivette assigned to in “Walker, Texas Ranger”?

A. B

B. C

C. A

D. H

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

18: If your skin is laid flat, it will cover an area of 18 square feet.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

May 28, 1937: The government of Germany – then under the control of Adolf Hitler of the National Socialist (Nazi) Party – forms a new state-owned automobile company, then known as Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Pop singer Kylie Minogue (50)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“If you do not think about your future, you cannot have one.” — John Galsworthy

TRIVIA ANSWER

A. B

May 29

WORD OF THE DAY

reclinate [rek-luh-neyt] (adjective) being or curved downward.

TV TRIVIA

In “West Wing,” what type of snack does C.J. like?

A. M&M’s

B. Twizzlers

C. Pringles

D. Goldfish

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

9: The ashes of the average cremated person weigh 9 pounds.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

May 29, 2005: Danica Patrick becomes the first female driver to take the lead in the storied Indianapolis 500.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Singer La Toya Jackson (62)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“He who angers you, conquers you.” — Elizabeth Kenny

TRIVIA ANSWER

D. Goldfish

May 30

WORD OF THE DAY

isotropic [ahy-suh-troph-ik] (adjective) lacking axes that are predetermined, as in some eggs.

TV TRIVIA

In “Who’s The Boss?” what job did Tony take to give his daughter a better future?

A. Model

B. Lawyer

C. Housekeeper

D. TV show host

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

39,000: About 39,000 gallons of water are used to produce the average car.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

May 30, 1431: At Rouen in English-controlled Normandy, Joan of Arc, the peasant girl who became the savior of France, is burned at the stake for heresy.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Guitarist Tom Morello (54)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Jealousy contains more of self-love than of love.” — Francois de La Rochefoucauld

TRIVIA ANSWER

C. Housekeeper

May 31

WORD OF THE DAY

calando [kah-lahn-doh] (adjective) becoming slower and softer, dying away.

TV TRIVIA

In “Will & Grace,” to whom was Rosario married?

A. Jack

B. Baker

C. Stan

D. Harry

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

30: The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

May 31, 1859: The famous tower clock known as Big Ben, located at the top of the 320-foot-high St. Stephen’s Tower, rings out over the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Director Clint Eastwood (88)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

TRIVIA ANSWER

A. Jack

June 1

WORD OF THE DAY

knosp [nosp] (noun) a budlike ornament.

TV TRIVIA

In “Who’s The Boss?” who played Mona Robinson?

A. Alyssa Milano

B. Katherine Helmond

C. Judith Light

D. Rhoda Gemignani

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

1,312: Israel’s Dead Sea is 1,312 feet below sea level.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

June 1, 1980: CNN (Cable News Network), the world’s first 24-hour television news network, makes its debut.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Model Heidi Klum (45)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Imagination is the eye of the soul.” — Joseph Joubert

TRIVIA ANSWER

B. Katherine Helmond

June 2

WORD OF THE DAY

effete [ih-feet] (adjective) lacking in wholesome vigor; degenerate; decadent.

TV TRIVIA

In “West Wing,” what is Zoey’s Secret Service nickname?

A. Flamingo

B. Baby

C. Backpack

D. Bookbag

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

18: On average, the lifespan of an American dollar bill is 18 months.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

June 2, 1935: Babe Ruth ends his major league playing career after 22 seasons, 10 World Series and 714 home runs.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

TV actor Wayne Brady (46)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“You own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission.” — Arnold Bennett

TRIVIA ANSWER

D. Bookbag

June 3

WORD OF THE DAY

tephra [tef-ruh] (noun) clastic volcanic material, as scoria, dust, etc., ejected during an eruption.

TV TRIVIA

Which professional team did Jimmy Trivette play for before becoming a Ranger in “Walker, Texas Ranger”?

A. Texas Rangers

B. Dallas Mavericks

C. Dallas Stars

D. Dallas Cowboys

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

25: About 25 percent of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

June 3, 1965: One hundred and 20 miles above the earth, Major Edward H. White II opens the hatch of the Gemini 4 and steps out of the capsule, becoming the first American astronaut to walk in space.

FEATURED BIRTHDAY

Tennis player Rafael Nadal (32)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Give light and people will find the way.” — Ella Baker

TRIVIA ANSWER

D. Dallas Cowboys