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Quiz

1 If a per­son has dys­pha­sia, what does he/she have dif­fi­culty do­ing?

2 What na­tion­al­ity was rac­ing

driver Mario An­dretti?

3 Ac­cord­ing to leg­end, the Scot­tish hero Robert the Bruce learnt the prin­ci­ple of per­se­ver­ance from watch­ing what crea­ture?

4 Port-au-prince is the cap­i­tal city

of where?

5 Pep­tic is the ad­jec­tive that refers

to which body func­tion?

Joke of the day

Q: What bow can't be tied? A: A rain­bow!

Bi­ble quote

“Je­sus an­swered them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Who­ever com­mits sin is the ser­vant of sin.” — John 8:34

His­tory

1559: Eng­land's Queen El­iz­abeth I was crowned in West­min­ster Abbey.

1892: The orig­i­nal rules of bas­ket­ball, de­vised by James Nai­smith, were pub­lished for the first time in Spring­field, Mas­sachusetts, where the game orig­i­nated.

1919: In Bos­ton, a tank con­tain­ing an es­ti­mated 2.3 mil­lion gal­lons of mo­lasses burst, send­ing the dark syrup cours­ing through the city's North End, killing 21 peo­ple.

Work was com­pleted on the Pen­tagon, the head­quar­ters of the U.S. Depart­ment of War (now De­fense).

Pres­i­dent Richard M. Nixon an­nounced the sus­pen­sion of all U.S. of­fen­sive ac­tion in North Viet­nam, cit­ing progress in peace ne­go­ti­a­tions.

1989: NATO, the War­saw Pact and 12 other Euro­pean coun­tries adopted a hu­man rights and se­cu­rity agree­ment in Vi­enna, Aus­tria.

1993: A his­toric dis­ar­ma­ment cer­e­mony ended in Paris with the last of 125 coun­tries sign­ing a treaty banning chem­i­cal weapons.

Birth­days

● Ac­tress Mar­garet O'brien is 81.

● Ac­tor-direc­tor Mario Van Pee­bles is 62.

● Rock mu­si­cian Adam Jones (Tool) is 54.

● Ac­tor James Nes­bitt is 54.

● Singer Lisa Lisa (Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam) is 52.

● Ac­tor Chad Lowe is 51.

● Ac­tress Regina King is

48.

● Rap­per/reg­gae­ton artist Pit­bull is 38.

● Elec­tronic dance mu­si­cian Skrillex is 31.

Quiz An­swers

1 Swal­low­ing 2 Amer­i­can 3 Spi­der 4 Haiti 5 Di­ges­tion.

Com­plaints

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