Video of The Day November 15 2008


Birthday Lore of The Day November 15

You are persevering, patient, and attentive to detail, and have considerable originality. You are practical and not in the least subject to flattery. You are quiet and self-contained. You enjoy the company of your own sex, like the out-of-doors, and are the favorite in your own circle.

Mr & Mrs Smith

Advice of The Day November 15

Save the water from cooking pasta. Let it cool, then use it to water houseplants.

Question of The Day November 15

Is there a difference between an insect and a bug?

Yes. Bugs are specific kinds of insects — in other words, all bugs are insects, but not all insects are bugs. They include stinkbugs, box elder bugs, and milkweed bugs, for example. Bugs have a stylet (a mouth shaped like a straw) that they use to suck plant juices from plants or blood from other insects. They also have front wings that are thick and colored where they attach to the body, but thin and clear at the hind end. This is not the case with all insects.

Gardening Question of the Day November 15

What is xeriscaping?

It is a type of landscape that uses plants with low water needs. It is a method most commonly used in areas where water shortages are common. Drought-resistant plants and low maintenance grasses, those requiring water only every 2 to 3 weeks, are used, in addition to caretaking with drip irrigation, soil improvements, and heavy mulching. Anything that allows for better water absorption and retention is part of the exeriscape technique. The term comes from the Greek word xeros, meaning dry.

Puzzle of The Day November 15

Thirteen children dance in a ring holding hands. How many rings may they form without a child ever taking another child by the hand twice?


Word of The Day November 15


The lateral movement of a ship to the leeward of her course; drift.

Today in History November 15

Born: Kevin Eubanks (musician & The Tonight Show bandleader), 1957. Forty-five inches of snow fell on Watertown, New York, in 24 hours, 1900.


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