FRIDAY: The name "Gamaliel" is significant, today, November 2. Why?
Warren "Gamaliel" Harding was born on this date 1865.
THURSDAY: The term "feeling blue" has its roots in nautical tradition. How? When a captain or officer died, the ship flew a blue flag.
WEDNESDAY - HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Were you ever afraid of Halloween as a kid? Do you have any kids or grandkids afraid of Halloween? The fear of Halloween is called,..
Samhainophobia. Samhain was the festival by the ancient Gaelics/Celtics marking the end of harvest season, and usually marked by "cleansing" bonfires. It was also the time the Gaelics/Celtics thought a door to "other world" would open and the souls of the departed could return.
TUESDAY: Including Sandy, there have already been 19 named storms this hurricane season. What is the most number of named storms in one year?28, in 2005
MONDAY: The hybrid storm of Hurricane Sandy this week reminds many weather folks of "The Perfect Storm" of 1991, another tropical/n'oreaster hybrid that was depicted in the George Clooney movie. What was the name of that hurricane then?