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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Wednesday, August 8

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Actor Dustin Hoffman (75) Word of the Day Eccentric ik-SEN-trik (adjective) Deviating from an established or usual pattern or style; deviating from conventional or accepted usage or conduct; deviating fr...
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  • Word of the Day
    Eccentric ik-SEN-trik (adjective) Deviating from an established or usual pattern or style; deviating from conventional or accepted usage or conduct; deviating from a circular path; located elsewhere than at the geometrical center; having the axis or support so located — www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    Movie Stinger
    moviestinger.com
    Do you leave the movie theater as soon as the credits roll? You may be missing out on extra scenes tacked on during or after the credits. This site lists movies and video games that have extra footage. You’ll never miss out again.
    Number to Know
    69.5 inches: The length of the world’s largest zucchini. Today is Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbors’ Porch Night, so if you have extra zucchini, share it with your neighborhood!
    This Day in History
    Aug. 8, 1974: Watergate scandal: President Richard Nixon announces his resignation, effective the next day.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Actor Dustin Hoffman (75)
    Daily Quote
    “I envy people who can just look at a sunset. I wonder how you can shoot it. There is nothing more grotesque to me than a vacation.” — Dustin Hoffman
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