Today is Day 333 of 2021

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Question of the Day

In Homer's Iliad and Sophocles' Ajax, who is identified as Ajax's brother, and what does he do?
His name is Teucer, half brother and faithful comrade of Ajax. Teucer was considered the greatest archer of the Trojan War.

Puzzle of the Day

What is that which when thrown out, you may always catch without hands?
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Advice of the Day

To cure insomnia, eat raw onions.

Word of the Day

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a 1 to 5 rating based on a hurricane's intensity. It is used to estimate a hurricane’s potential impact on coastal areas, including property damage and flooding. Wind speed, measured using a 1-minute average, is the determining factor in the scale.
Category 1: wind speeds 74-95 mph
Category 2: wind speeds 96-110 mph
Category 3: wind speeds 111-130 mph
Category 4: wind speeds 131-155 mph
Category 5: wind speeds over 155 mph

Home Hint of the Day

An old-time way of filling surface scratches in wooden furniture is to rub the scratches with a piece of walnut meat, then polish with a soft rag.