Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

Word of the Day

Truncate TRUNG-kayt (verb) To shorten by or as if by cutting off - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Bridge the Gulf

This “storytelling initiative” website was set up by people affected by the Gulf oil spill, and it serves as a place where people can share their stories, get news on recovery efforts and more.

Number to Know

206,000,000: Approximate number of gallons of oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico in the Deepwater Horizon accident.

This Day in History

April 20, 2010: The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes, killing 11 and causing the rig to sink, initiating a massive oil discharge in the Gulf of Mexico.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Actor George Takei (75)

Daily Quote

“Take nothing but pictures.
Leave nothing but footprints.
Kill nothing but time.” - Motto of the Baltimore Grotto, a caving society