Daily Calendar for Sunday, September 15, 2024

Question of the Day

Why doesn’t all the popcorn pop when you pop it in the microwave?
All the kernels would pop if you gave them enough time. The trouble is, if you did that, the first ones to pop would be burned. Kernels pop by virtue of their moisture content, their size, and the thickness of their shells. So if you could find a bag in which all the kernels were exactly the same in those ways, all of your popcorn would pop at once.

Advice of the Day

Wisdom is oftimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.

Home Hint of the Day

Furnaces should be checked and cleaned each year by a professional. Improved efficiency will lead to fuel savings that will more than cover the cleaning cost.

Word of the Day

Spring Tide
A tide of increased range that occurs at times of syzygy each month. Named not for the season of spring but from the German springen (β€œto leap up”), a spring tide also brings a lower low water.

Puzzle of the Day

Everyone keeps me on hand, I’ve ever to labor bent; but twist me about and then I’m only an ornament. (What word fits the first clue, but when rearranged, fits the second?)

Finger - fringe


  • Andre Le Notre (landscape architect) –
  • Robert Penn Warren (poet) –
  • Johnny Ramone (guitarist and co-founder of The Ramones) –


  • James Fenimore Cooper (author) –
  • Alexander Roberts Dunn (Victoria Cross recipient) –
  • William Howard Taft (27th U.S. president) –
  • Bruno Walter (symphony conductor) –
  • Agatha Christie (author) –
  • Robert McCloskey (author and illustrator of the children’s classics Make Way for Ducklings and Blueberries for Sal) –
  • Bobby Short (jazz musician) –
  • Murray Gell-Mann (physicist) –
  • Tomie dePaola (children’s author, illustrator) –
  • Merlin Olsen (football player) –
  • Oliver Stone (director) –
  • Tommy Lee Jones (actor) –
  • Dan Marino (football player) –
  • Tom Dolan (Olympic gold medalist) –
  • Dave Annable (actor) –
  • Ben Schwartz (actor and comedian) –
  • Prince Harry (youngest son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana) –


  • British troops occupied New York–
  • The U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs was renamed the Department of State–
  • Orville Wright made first turn with airplane in air–
  • A milch goat show started at the Rochester Industrial Exposition in New York state–
  • The Lone Ranger TV series debuted with American Clayton Moore and Canadian Jay Silverheels–
  • Bomb killed four girls in a Birmingham, Alabama, church that was popular for civil rights meetings–
  • Greenpeace, an environmental organization, was founded.–
  • 113 lb. 1-oz. black drum caught, Lewes, Delaware–
  • 22 lb. 7-oz. summer flounder caught, Montauk, New York–
  • First successful portable MP3 player debuted–
  • Earth received the last radio signals from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, at 7:55 a.m. EDT. Launched in 1997, Cassini traveled 7 years to reach Saturn. There, it spent 13 years gathering data about the planet and its moons, until the craft’s fuel was almost exhausted. Its mission ended when operators purposely had it dive into Saturn’s atmosphere to disintegrate.–


  • The temperature in Wilmington, Vermont, was 27 degrees F–

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