Morning Minutes June 17, 2010
Word of the Day
Vibrissa vye-BRISS-uh (noun) One of the stiff hairs that are located especially about the nostrils or on other parts of the face in many mammals and that often serve as tactile organs; one of the bristly feathers near the mouth of many and especially insectivorous birds that may help to prevent the escape of insects -- www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Truveo Video Search
With the explosion of YouTube, millions of videos are uploaded to the Web each day. This video search service will help you find exactly what you're looking for. Search by category - news, sports, TV, music, most twittered - or enter a keyword.
Number to Know
0: Number of dusky seaside sparrows left in the world. The last Florida-based bird died on this date in 1987, and the species was declared extinct in 1990.
This Day in History
June 17, 1994: After a televised low-speed highway chase, O.J. Simpson is arrested for the murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.
Today's Featured Birthday
Tennis star Venus Williams (30)
"Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible." - M. C. Escher, who was born on this date in 1898.