Morning Minutes April 26, 2010

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

   Word of the Day

  Tantalize TAN-tuh-lyze (verb) To tease or torment by or as if by presenting something desirable to the view but continually keeping it out of reach -- www.merriam-webster.com

  Web Site of the Day

   MovieRecipes

www.movierecipes.net

There have been some iconic food scenes in film, and this site brings the movies to your plate. Search by movie or search by recipe; you can find "Napoleon Dynamite" cheese quesadillas, "Lady and the Tramp" spaghetti and meatballs, and more.

Number to Know

9.5: Highest magnitude earthquake ever recorded, which occurred on May 22, 1960, in Chile. Today is Richter Scale Day in honor of the birth of the man who invented the Richter Scale, Charles F. Richter.

  This Day in History

 April 26, 1991: Seventy tornadoes break out in the central United States. Before the outbreak's end, Andover, Kan., would record the year's only F5 tornado.

Today's Featured Birthday

TLC member Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins (40)

 Daily Quote

 "If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer.  But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen." - Henry David Thoreau