Video of The Day December 5 2008
BUSH ADMINISTRATION ALMOST CRIMINAL, DECLARES YOUTHFUL CALIFORNIA MAYOR
Birthday Lore of The Day December 5
You are scrupulously honest, sincere, and frank. Your quiet, unassuming manner makes you a general favorite and many true friends. You like to dress well, are proud and careful of your appearance, and enjoy the out-of-doors. Choose a congenial mate and marry young, and you will be very happy.
Advice of The Day December 5
Thunder in December presages fine weather.
Question of The Day December 5
What is the significance of the dreidel game that children play at Chanukah?
In ancient times, Jews living in Syrian lands were prohibited from reading their holy book, “The Torah.” However, many adults continued to do so, but kept a dreidel (a small top-lik toy) nearby. If officials entered their home, they could quickly hide their books and pretend to be playing a game.
Gardening Question of the Day December 5
Is there a non-toxic recipe to kill morning glory?
Well, anything you use to kill it is certainly toxic to the morning glory. Seriously, though, this can be a difficult weed as well as a pretty vine. Pulling the vines, cutting them back, and cultivating may eventually weaken the roots and the plant will expire. One problem with the morning glory is that new vines will readily sprout from seeds dropped as the vine blossoms. Even in areas where the vine is killed by frost, there are enough seeds to keep a patch growing for years. If you tire of pulling and cultivating, consider the use of a weed killer that is applied to the foliage, such as Glyphosate. Glyphosate will usually kill any plant you put it on, so exercise care around plants you want to keep. This chemical does not remain in the soil after you apply it. It breaks down very quickly. As with any chemical, read and follow all label directions and exercise common sense caution in use and storage. Your cooperative extension office can often check for any recent research tailored to your location. What some consider a noxious weed is a pretty flower to others. After all, poison ivy is a gourmet banquet to a billy goat.
Puzzle of The Day December 5
With his (Blank), he killed three (Blank). (The two 5-letter words to fill the blanks share the same letters.)
saber – bears
Word of The Day December 5
A tide with one high water and one low water every half day. East Coast tides, for example, are semidiurnal, with two highs and two lows during a tidal day of approximately 24 hours.
Today in History December 5
American League for Physical Culture formed, 1929. Newport, Rhode Island, received 24 inches of snow, 1981.