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?

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.

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.