Word of the Day, Web Site of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

Word of the Day

Smithereens smih-thuh-REENZ (noun) Fragments, bits -- www.merriam-webster.com

Web Site of the Day

TrafficLand
www.trafficland.com

TrafficLand collects and streams thousands of closed-circuit television video feeds from Department of Transportation traffic camera networks. The result? A way to check traffic with your own eyes before you leave home or the office.

Number to Know

1869: Year in which the first waffle iron was patented. Today is National Waffle Day in honor of Cornelius Swarthout’s invention.

This Day in History

Aug. 24, 1989: Pete Rose is banned from baseball for life by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti because of gambling.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Comedian/actor Dave Chappelle (36)

Daily Quote

“I still think people do have racial hang-ups, but I think one of the reasons I can joke about it is people are shedding those racial hatreds.” -- Dave Chappelle