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WORD OF THE DAY

Ventricose [ven-tri-kohs] (adjective) 1. swollen, especially on one side or unequally; protuberant; 2. having a large abdomen.

TV TRIVIA

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On "Firefly," to whom is Simon related?

A. River

B. Mal

C. Jayne

D. Book

(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.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Please to put a nickel, please to put a dime. How petitions trickle in at Christmas time!" - Phyllis McGinley

TRIVIA ANSWER

A. River

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