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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Thursday, April 18

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Actor Rick Moranis (60) Word of the Day Turpitude TUR-pi-tood (noun) Vile, shameful, or base character; depravity — dictionary.com Website of the Day...
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  • Word of the Day
    Turpitude TUR-pi-tood (noun) Vile, shameful, or base character; depravity — dictionary.com
    Website of the Day
    USGS: Earthquakes for Kids
    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/
    Learn about earthquakes on the U.S. Geological Survey’s website for kids. The site allows you to track the latest earthquakes, see animated explanations of earthquake terms and has a whole page of ideas for earthquake-based science fair projects.
    Number to Know
    30,000: Number of buildings destroyed by the Great San Francisco Earthquake.
    This Day in History
    April 18, 1906: An earthquake near 8.0 on the Richter scale strikes San Francisco.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Actor Rick Moranis (60)
    Daily Quote
    “Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.” — Elvis Presley
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