Word of the Day
Ululate ULL-yuh-layt (verb) Howl, wail — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
This time of year generally brings about the best conditions for spotting stars, planets and constellations in the night sky. Visit this site for weekly tips on where to look for the best star-gazing opportunities.
Number to Know
$5.1 billion: The value of U.S. toy imports including stuffed toys (including dolls), puzzles and electric trains from China between January and August 2010. China was the leading country of origin for stuffed toys coming into this country, as well as for a number of other popular holiday gifts. These include roller skates ($37 million), sports footwear ($218 million) and basketballs ($32 million). China leads Thailand as the leading supplier of ice skates ($9 million versus $6 million), with Canada ranking third ($4 million). — Census.gov
This Day in History
Dec. 4, 1980: English rock group Led Zeppelin officially disbands, following the death of drummer John Bonham on September 25th.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Rapper Jay-Z (43)
“Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.” — Mary Ellen Chase