Earth Day

WORD OF THE DAY

Scarabaeid [skar-uh-bee-id] 1. (adjective) belonging or pertaining to the Scarabaeidae, a family of lamellicorn beetles, including the scarabs, dung beetles, June bugs and cockchafers; 2. (noun) any scarabaeid beetle.

FILM FACTS

In "Ratatouille," what is the name of the chef whose cooking program Remy watches?

A. Francois

B. Clarence

C. Gusteau

D. Skinner

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

1/100,000: Some species produce a type of batrachotoxin so powerful that only 1/100,000 of an ounce can potentially kill a human.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

April 22, 1970: Earth Day, an event to increase public awareness of the world's environmental problems, is celebrated in the United States for the first time.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

Movie actor Jack Nicholson (84)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him." - Brendan Behan

TRIVIA ANSWER

C. Gusteau

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