Morning minutes: July 17
Word of the Day
Scuttlebutt SKUTT-ul-butt (noun) Rumor, gossip - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
"SpongeBob Squarepants" made its Nickelodeon debut on this day in 1999. Visit the official site to watch videos, play games and check to see when you can catch episodes on TV. There's even a blog from the character's creator.
Number to Know
15.9 million: Number of visitors to Disneyland in 2009, the second highest amusement-park attendance in the world. Disneyland was dedicated on this date in 1955.
This Day in History
July 17, 1999: The popular kid's animated television show "SpongeBob SquarePants" makes its official series premiere on Nickelodeon.
Today's Featured Birthday
Actor/musician David Hasselhoff (58)
"I anything can't do right since because pickles!" - SpongeBob SquarePants