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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Morning Minutes: Feb. 14

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

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  • Morning Minutes: Feb. 14

    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

    Infatuation in-fach-oo-EY-shuhn (noun) Foolish or all-absorbing passion or an instance of this - dictionary.com

    Website of the Day

    Valentine's Day by the Numbers

    http://www.history.com/interactives/valentines-day-by-the-numbers

    If you're one of the 62 percent of adults who celebrate Valentine's Day, or if you just enjoy infographics, this is the site for you! Learn how many pounds of chocolate are bought, how many cards are sent and how many conversation hearts are eaten.

    Number to Know

    102 million: Number of Americans over the age of 18 who are unmarried, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That's 44.1 percent of the country's population.

    This Day in History

    Feb. 14, 278: St. Valentine is beheaded by the order of Claudius II, or Claudius the Cruel, emperor of Rome.

    Today's Featured Birthday

    Quarterback Drew Bledsoe (41)

    Daily Quote

    "Love conquers all." - Virgil

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