Word of the Day
Tu quoque TOO-KWOH-kwee (noun) A retort charging an adversary with being or doing what he or she criticizes in others — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Official NORAD Santa Tracker
The agency that traditionally tracks airplanes, missiles and space launches turns its attention to Santa Claus as he prepares to make his journey around the world, delivering toys to children. Visit this site on Christmas Eve and check on Santa’s progress.
Number to Know
12,965: The record amount of Santa Clauses gathered in one area, according to the Guinness World Records. It took place in Derry City, Northern Ireland, on Sept. 9, 2007.
This Day in History
Dec. 24, 1968: The crew of Apollo 8 enters into orbit around the moon, becoming the first humans to do so. They performed 10 lunar orbits and broadcast live TV pictures that became the famous Christmas Eve Broadcast, one of the most watched programs in history.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Rock singer-musician Lemmy (67)
“Oh look, yet another Christmas TV special! How touching to have the meaning of Christmas brought to us by cola, fast food, and beer. ... Who’d have ever guessed that product consumption, popular entertainment and spirituality would mix so harmoniously?” — Bill Watterson, “Calvin & Hobbes”