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Word of the Day
Permeable PER-mee-uh-bul (adj.) Capable of being permeated; penetrable; having pores or openings that permit liquids or gases to pass through - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Timothy Leary Archives
Today is Timothy Leary’s birthday – he would have been 91. Leary was an American psychologist who advocated for research into psychedelic drugs. Later labeled “the most dangerous man in American” by President Richard Nixon, he was a controversial figure in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Visit this website to find the complete archives of Leary, including unpublished works, interviews and audio recordings.
Number to Know
931 million pounds: Total production of pumpkins by major pumpkin-producing states in 2009. Illinois led the country by producing 429 million pounds of the vined orange gourd. California and Ohio were also major pumpkin-producing states: Each produced at least 100 million pounds. – Census.gov
This Day in History
Oct. 22, 1962: Cuban Missile Crisis: President John F. Kennedy, after internal counsel from Dwight D. Eisenhower, announces that American reconnaissance planes have discovered Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba, and that he has ordered a naval "quarantine" of the Communist nation.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Author/doctor/speaker Deepak Chopra (65)
“Nothing beats a haunted moonlit night on All Hallows Eve. ... And on this fatal night, at this witching time, the starless sky laments black and unmoving. The somber hues of an ominous, dark forest are suddenly illuminated under the emerging face of the full moon.” - Kim Elizabeth