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Morning Minutes: April 18

Word of the Day

Turpitude TUR-pi-tood (noun) Vile, shameful, or base character; depravity - dictionary.com

Website of the Day

USGS: Earthquakes for Kids

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/

Learn about earthquakes on the U.S. Geological Survey's website for kids. The site allows you to track the latest earthquakes, see animated explanations of earthquake terms and has a whole page of ideas for earthquake-based science fair projects.

Number to Know

30,000: Number of buildings destroyed by the Great San Francisco Earthquake.

This Day in History

April 18, 1906: An earthquake near 8.0 on the Richter scale strikes San Francisco.

Today's Featured Birthday

Actor David Tennant (42)

Daily Quote

"Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away." - Elvis Presley