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  • Morning Minutes: Aug. 12

  • Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

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  • Word of the Day

    lam lam (verb) to beat; thrash. — www.dictionary.com

    Website of the Day

    The Oatmeal


    Almost everyone can relate to this funnyman. Find comics, quizzes and stories at The Oatmeal, along with merchandise from your favorite cartoon strips.

    Number to Know

    13: On this date in 1952, known as “The Night of the Murdered Poets,” 13 prominent Jewish intellectuals were murdered in Moscow.

    This Day in History

    Aug. 12, 1990: Sue, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton found to date, is discovered by Sue Hendrickson in South Dakota.

    Today’s Featured Birthday

    Rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot (50)

    Daily Quote

    “It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people's business.” — Dolley Madison

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