Word of the Day

Flippant FLIP-unt (adj.) Lacking proper respect or seriousness - www.merriam-webster.com

Website of the Day

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
www.benjerry.com/fun/halloween

Who says ice cream can’t be haunted? This page on the Ben & Jerry’s website is a graveyard of interaction: bats, ghouls, monsters and more. First, read the tombstones of old ice cream flavors that have passed on. Then, click through to explore endless worlds of cartoon-like laboratories, basements, abandoned mansions, dusty libraries and more.

Number to Know

24.3 pounds: Per-capita consumption of candy by Americans in 2009. – Census.gov

This Day in History

Oct. 25, 1962: Cuban missile crisis: Adlai Stevenson shows photos at the UN proving Soviet missiles are installed in Cuba.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Basketball coach Bobby Knight (72)

Daily Quote

“Everything you can imagine is real.” - Pablo Picasso