Riddle of the Day

Monday’s Riddle Answer: Successfully and Unsuccessfully.
Riddle of the Day: A 10 foot rope ladder hangs over the side of a boat with the bottom rung on the surface of the water. The rungs are one foot apart, and the tide goes up at the rate of 6 inches per hour. How long will it be until three rungs are covered?

On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1803: Meteorites fall in L’Aigle, France.

On this Day in History in 1859: Dan Sickles is acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary insanity – 1st time this defense used successfully in the US.

On this Day in History in 1514: Copernicus makes his 1st observations of Saturn.

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Perfidious
 
Pronunciation: /pərˈfidēəs/
 
Definition: (adj)
 
1) Deceitful and untrustworthy
2) Deliberately faithless
3) Treacherous
 
Etymology: Late 16th century: from Latin perfidiosus, from perfidia ‘treachery.

Fun Fact of the Day

Fun Fact of the Day: Fungi are put into groups by the way they reproduce. The name Zygommcota comes from zygosporangia, where strong and tough round shaped spores are formed during sexual reproduction. They are mostly found living in soil or on decaying plant or animal material.

On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1066: Halley’s Comet sparks English monk to predict country will be destroyed.
 
On this Day in History in 1184 B.C.: The Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional date).

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Sybaritic
 
Pronunciation: /sib-uh-RIT-ik/
 
Definition: (adj)
 
1) Devoted to or relating to luxury and pleasure.
2) Self-indulgent.
3) Of, relating to, or characteristic of Sybaris or its inhabitants.
 
Etymology: After Sybaris, an ancient Greek city in southern Italy noted for its wealth, whose residents were notorious for their love of luxury. Earliest documented use: 1619.