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WORD OF THE DAY

Zafferor [zaf-er] (noun) an artificial mixture, resembling smalt, containing cobalt oxide and, usually, silica, used to produce a blue color in glass and in ceramic glazes.

TV TRIVIA

On "That '70s Show," who are Eric's parents?

A. Kitty and Red

B. Jackie and Steven

C. Midge and Bob

D. Brooke and Michael

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

5 billion: The Guinness Book of World Records estimates that more than 5 billion copies of the Bible have been printed.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

June 18, 1812: The day after the Senate followed the House of Representatives in voting to declare war against Great Britain, President James Madison signs the declaration into law - and the War of 1812 begins.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

Rock singer Paul McCartney (79)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world." - George Santayana

TRIVIA ANSWER

A. Kitty and Red

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