Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Drupe
 
Pronunciation: /droop/
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) Any fruit, as a peach, cherry, plum, etc., consisting of an outer skin, a usually pulpy and succulent middle layer, and a hard and woody inner shell usually enclosing a single seed.
 
Etymology: mid 18th century: from Latin drupa ‘overripe olive,’ from Greek druppa ‘olive.’
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Riddle of the Day

Yesterday’s Riddle Answer: Never, the boar rises with the tide.
 
Riddle of the Day: What flies when it’s born, lies when it’s alive, and run when it’s dead?

Fun Fact of the Day

Fun Fact of the Day: Quails run when they are threatened. Some species are able to quickly reach the sky, while some become motionless when faced with danger. Certain quails are equipped with heel spurs – bony structure used for protection against predators.

Quote of the Day

Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness. We eat specific foods to enjoy their fleeting presence on our tongues. We read for the pleasure of thinking another person’s thoughts.
 
Sam Harris

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Extrude
 
Pronunciation: \ik-ˈstrüd\
 
Defintion: (verb)
 
1) Form or shape by forcing through an opening.
2) Thrust or force out.
3) Expel.
4) To shape (a substance, such as metal or plastic) by forcing through a die.
 
Etymology: mid 16th century: from Latin extrudere, from ex- ‘out’ + trudere ‘to thrust.’

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?