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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Monday, August 13

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Olympic speedskater Shani Davis (30) 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 ̵...
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  • 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
    hitchcock.tv
    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)
    Daily Quote
    “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.
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