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On May 2, 1993, the modern legend of the Loch Ness Monster is born when a sighting makes local news. The newspaper Inverness Courier relates an account of a local couple who claim to have seen "an enormous animal rolling and plunging on the surface."

WORD OF THE DAY

Enfilade [en-fuh-leyd, -lahd, en-fuh-leyd, -lahd] (noun) 1. (Military) a. a position of works, troops, etc., making them subject to a sweeping fire from along the length of a line of troops, a trench, a battery, etc.; b. the fire thus directed. 2. (Architecture) a. an axial arrangement of doorways connecting a suite of rooms with a vista down the whole length of the suite; b. an axial arrangement of mirrors on opposite sides of a room so as to give an effect of an infinitely long vista; (verb) [en·fi·lad·ed] 3. (Military) to attack with an enfilade.

TV TRIVIA

On "The Smurfs," what kind of creature is Gargamel?

A. Wizard

B. Witch

C. Smurf

D. Demon

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NUMBER TO KNOW

22: In 1982, New Zealand had 22 sheep per person.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

May 2, 1993: The modern legend of the Loch Ness Monster is born when a sighting makes local news. The newspaper Inverness Courier relates an account of a local couple who claim to have seen "an enormous animal rolling and plunging on the surface."

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"In politics stupidity is not a handicap." - Napoleon Bonaparte

TRIVIA ANSWER

A. Wizard

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