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WORD OF THE DAY

Xylan [zahy-lan] (noun) the pentosan occurring in woody tissue that hydrolyzes to xylose: used as a source of furfural.

FILM FACTS

In "Space Jam," how does Michael Jordan get to Looney Toons land?

A. Daffy grabs him

B. A vacuum cleaner

C. An earthquake occurs and he falls in a hole

D. Through a golf hole

(Answer at bottom of column)

NUMBER TO KNOW

30,000: Porcupines have about 30,000 quills.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

April 25, 1990: The crew of the U.S. space shuttle Discovery places the Hubble Space Telescope, a long-term space-based observatory, into a low orbit around Earth.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

Basketball player Tim Duncan (45)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Forty for you, sixty for me. And equal partners we will be." - Joan Rivers

TRIVIA ANSWER

D. Through a golf hole

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