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WORD OF THE DAY

Dashpot [dash-pot] (noun) a device for cushioning, damping, or reversing the motion of a piece of machinery, consisting of a cylinder in which a piston operates to create a pressure or vacuum on an enclosed gas or to force a fluid in or out of the chamber through narrow openings.

FILM FACTS

In "Air Force One," what is the last name of the first family?

A. Smith

B. Marshall

C. Bennett

D. Caldwell

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

28,800:The average person blinks 15-20 times per minute, 1,200 times per hour and 28,800 times in a day.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

POLL: April is National Pecan Month. What's your favorite way to eat pecans?

This is not a scientific poll — results reflect only the opinions of those voting. #NationalPecanMonth

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April 6, 1917: Two days after the U.S. Senate voted 82 to 6 to declare war against Germany, the U.S. House of Representatives endorses the declaration by a vote of 373 to 50, and America formally enters World War I.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

Movie actor Paul Rudd (52)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons." - Lillian Gordy Carter

TRIVIA ANSWER

B. Marshall

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