Morning Minutes April 30, 2010
Word of the Day
Tatterdemalion tatt-er-dih-MAIL-yun (adj.) Ragged or disreputable in appearance; being in a decayed state or condition; dilapidated -- www.merriam-webster.com
Web Site of the Day
Looking for a way to celebrate Arbor Day? This site has information on why caring for the environment is so important, a list of trees on the national Historic Tree Register, tips for planting your own trees and more.
Number to Know
12: Percent of energy savings you'd get in 15 years just by planting one tree on the west side of you home, according to the Center for Urban Forest Research. Today is Arbor Day, so get out there and plant a tree!
This Day in History
April 30, 1945: World War II: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide.
Today's Featured Birthday
Actress Kirsten Dunst (28)
"A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease. Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings, while incense is ever flowing from the balsam bells and leaves. No wonder the hills and groves were God's first temples, and the more they are cut down and hewn into cathedrals and churches, the farther off and dimmer seems the Lord himself." - John Muir