WORD OF THE DAY
Ventricose [ven-tri-kohs] (adjective) 1. swollen, especially on one side or unequally; protuberant; 2. having a large abdomen.
On "Firefly," to whom is Simon related?
(Answer at bottom of column)
NUMBER TO KNOW
9,000: The world's oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9,000 years old.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Jan. 11, 1908: President Theodore Roosevelt declares the Grand Canyon in northwestern Arizona a national monument.
R&B singer Mary J. Blige (50)
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"Please to put a nickel, please to put a dime. How petitions trickle in at Christmas time!" - Phyllis McGinley