Video of The Day November 28 2008
MILK – THE MOVIE
Birthday Lore of The Day November 28
You are gentle, kind, and loving, but sometimes domineering. You are independent and uncommunicative and have a great deal of self-confidence in your own ability. You should marry early in life. Your love is strong, and you need love and devotion in return.
Advice of The Day November 28
Question of The Day November 28
Why is Rhode Island called Rhode Island, even though it’s not an island?
Rhode Island is an island within what is now the state of Rhode Island. It is thought that the Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazano may have compared another island, Block Island, off the southern tip of the current state, to the Mediterranean island of Rhodes. Early settlers erroneously thought that he had been referring to the island called Aquidneck by the Native Americans. For the record, the state’s official name is the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. It was settled in 1636 by folks believed to have been banished by the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Gardening Question of the Day November 28
When is the best time to transplant rhubarb plants?
Early spring. Incidentally, you should also divide your plants every two or three years in early spring to ensure excellent stalks.
Puzzle of The Day November 28
I’m the same as before, as I’ll always be, Take two letters from me, or three or four. I’ll still be the same as I was before. In fact, I can tell you that all my letters you may take, yet of me nothing else can you make.
Word of The Day November 28
Empty talk; contemptible nonsense; trash; humbug.
Today in History November 28
Born: Friedrich Engels (philosopher), 1820. Thomas Jefferson recorded in his journal: “It is so cold that the freezing of the ink on the point of my pen renders it difficult to write.”, 1796.