Daily Bread for 3.9.16 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Midweek in town will grow increasingly sunny, with a high of sixty-one. Sunrise is 6:14 and sunset 5:55, for 11h 40m 56s of daytime. It’s a new moon again today, with just .3% of its visible disk illuminated.

Whitewater’s Parks & Recreation Board meets tonight at 7 PM.

Here’s time-lapse video of yesterday’s solar eclipse, an eclipse that was visible over parts of the Pacific:

 

NASA also keeps an eclipse website with records about past and upcoming eclipses.

On this day in 1862 during the Civil War, two ironclads battle off the coast of Virginia, near Hampton Roads:

On March 9, the two vessels engaged each other, and both the Monitor and the Virginia suffered direct hits that failed to penetrate their iron shells. Finally, after four hours, a cannon blast from the Virginia hit the Monitor‘s pilothouse, temporarily blinding the ship’s captain, Union Lieutenant John L. Worden. The Virginia was thus allowed to escape to Norfolk, Virginia, and the Battle of the Ironclads ended in a draw. Two months later, the Virginia was trapped in Norfolk by advancing Union forces, and its Confederate crew blew up the fearful vessel rather than allow it to fall into Union hands.

Here’s the Wednesday game from Puzzability, in a series entitled, Contain Yourself:

This Week’s Game — March 7-11

Contain Yourself

Hey, hold it! Each day’s answer this week is a title, name, or phrase whose initial letters spell the three-letter name of a container.

Example:

What documentary about Wikipedia takes its name from a phrase indicating that statistics don’t lie?

Answer:

Truth in Numbers? (TIN)

What to Submit:

Submit the title, name, or phrase (as “Truth in Numbers?” in the example) for your answer.

Wednesday, March 9

What tingling “falling asleep” feeling in a limb is technically known as paresthesia?

 

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