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The Times
  • Morning Minutes: Dec. 17

  • 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

    bailiwick BAY-luh-wik (noun) A person's specific area of knowledge, authority, interest, skill, or work; The office or district of a bailiff. — Dictionary.com

    Website of the Day

    Everything is Terrible

    www.everythingisterrible.com

    This site has a seemingly endless amount of bad video footage from the late 20th century, including classics like “So Your Cat Wants a Massage,” which shows how to massage a cat, as well as Yello Dyno, a dinosaur in sunglasses and a leather jacket that teaches children how to protect themselves from pedophiles.

    Number to Know

    120: When Orville Wright piloted the first powered airplane 20 feet above a wind-swept beach in North Carolina. The flight lasted 12 seconds and covered 120 feet.

    This Day in History

    Dec. 17, 1903: The Wright brothers make their first powered, heavier-than-air flight in the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, N.C.

    Today’s Featured Birthday

    Pope Francis (77), the 266th pope of the Catholic Church

    Daily Quote

    "Since many of you do not belong to the Catholic Church and others are non-believers, from the bottom of my heart I give this silent blessing to each and every one of you, respecting the conscience of each one of you but knowing that each one of you is a child of God." — Pope Francis I

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