Word of the Day
mountebank MOUN-tuh-bank noun; A peddler of quack medicine, who stands on a platform to appeal to the audience. A charlatan; a boastful pretender to knowledge or a skill. — Dictionary.com
Website of the Day
The Quackometer
www.quackometer.net
The quackometer is a project based around the automation of debunking quack medicine on the Web.
Number to Know
129: In 1963, 129 American sailors die when the submarine USS Thresher sinks at sea.
This Day in History
April 10, 1998: Northern Ireland peace deal reached (Good Friday Agreement).
Today’s Featured Birthday
Ken Griffey Sr., American baseball player and manager, 64
Daily Quote
“I was fortunate to play for Pete Rose and have teammates like Ken Griffey Sr., Tony Perez and Dave Concepcion. I grew up in the game with a mature attitude. I’ve always known it was better to be seen and not heard.” — Eric Davis