Word of the Day
Crapulous KRAP-yuh-lus (adjective) Marked by intemperance especially in eating or drinking; sick from excessive indulgence in liquor — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Jane Austen (www.janeausten.org)
Today is the birthday of writer Jane Austen (she was born in 1775). If you’re interested in learning more about Austen or her works, check out this website, which has a wealth of information on Austen topics.
Number to Know
30 million: Approximate number of real Christmas trees sold each year, according to www.christmastree.org.
This Day in History
Dec. 16, 1997: An episode of Pokemon, “Denn Senshi Porygon”, aired in Japan induces seizures in hundreds of Japanese children.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actor Benjamin Bratt (47)
“At Christmas, all roads lead home.” — Marjorie Holmes