Morning Minute for June 9, 2010

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Word of the Day

Translucent trans-LOO-sunt (adj.) Not transparent but clear enough to allow light to pass through; free from disguise or falseness -- www.merriam-webster.com

    Website of the Day

    My Parents Were Awesome

    myparentswereawesome.tumblr.com

    It's hard to imagine your parents were ever cool -- riding motorcycles and hamming it up in photo booths. This site pays homage to hip parents with submitted photos; it'll inspire you to track down some fun pics of your own folks.

    Number to Know

    156: The number of countries that will broadcast this year's World Cup.

    This Day in History

    June 9, 1973: Secretariat wins the Triple Crown.

    Today's Featured Birthday

    Actor Johnny Depp (47)

    Daily Quote

    "Family is not an important thing, it's everything." - Michael J. Fox who was born on this date in 1961.