July 9
Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.

Word of the Day
brackish BRAK-ish adjective; Somewhat salty; also, distasteful. — Dictionary.com

Website of the Day: Donkey Blog
News from the world of competitive Donkey Kong play, and video gaming in general.

Number to Know
1,138,600: World-record high score for Donkey Kong, as played on official 1981 arcade game console.

This Day in History
July 9, 1981: The video game Donkey Kong is released. It marks the first appearance of long-running Nintendo hero Mario.

Today’s Featured Birthday
Tom Hanks, American actor, director, producer and writer, 58.

Daily Quote
“I’m not apolitical. I’m very specific in my politics, but a lot of the time it’s nobody’s business unless you’re over at my house having dinner.” — Tom Hanks