Word of the Day
Juggernaut JUG-er-nawt (noun) A large heavy truck; a massive inexorable force, campaign, movement or object that crushes whatever is in its path — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Alfred Hitchcock — The Master of Suspense
Alfred Hitchcock’s birthday is today, and if you want to celebrate the cinematic master, check out this site. Anything you’d want to know about the filmmaker can be found on this site. Make sure to check out the list of his cameos.
Number to Know
10: Approximate percent of people worldwide who are lefthanded. Today is International Lefthanders Day, so celebrate the lefties in your life. (Fun fact: President Barack Obama is a lefty, as were several other recent presidents — Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan.)
This Day in History
Aug. 13, 2008: Michael Phelps sets the Olympic record for most the gold medals won by an individual in Olympic history.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Olympic speedskater Shani Davis (30)
“A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.” — Alfred Hitchcock, who was born on this date in 1899.