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Moments in time

• On Nov. 28, 1520, after sailing for weeks through the dangerous straits below South America that now bear his name, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan enters the Pacific Ocean with three ships, becoming the first European explorer to reach the Pacific from the Atlantic. • On Nov. 27, 1703, an unusual storm system finally dissipates over England after wreaking havoc […]

Now here’s a tip!

• According to waste management company Republic Services, approximately 30% of what Americans place in their curbside recycling bins does not belong there, including greasy pizza boxes, wet cardboard, plastic bags, food-tainted materials, and even bowling balls and garden hoses. Meanwhile, only one in four plastic bottles is recycled. • Paper lunch bags make excellent receptacle for cat litter waste. […]

Bible trivia


— 1. Is the book of 1 Thessalonians in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Genesis 38, who was the first individual killed by God for being wicked? No one has, Er, Onan, Gomorrah 3. How long had the woman been sick that touched the hem of Jesus’ garment? 1 hour, 5 days, 6 months, 12 years […]

The Newsday Crossword

Test your knowledge


1. ANATOMY: What is a common name for the “digitus annularis”? 2. MOVIES: Which 1980s movie featured the song “Up Where We Belong”? 3. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: In which year did Harper’s print its first magazine? 4. U. S. PRESIDENT: Which president invented the swivel chair? 5. GAMES: What is the name of the male mascot in the “Monopoly” board game? […]


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