quench \kwench\, verb:
- To slake, satisfy, or allay (thirst, desires, passion, etc.).
- To put out or extinguish (fire, flames, etc.).
- To cool suddenly by plunging into a liquid, as in tempering steel by immersion in water.
- To subdue or destroy; overcome; quell: to quench an uprising.
- Electronics. To terminate (the flow of electrons in a vacuum tube) by application of a voltage.
Quench originates from the old English cwincan, meaning 'to go out, to be extinguished.'
Holiday Package Anxiety
- Freaking-out over that special online purchase that's supposed to be delivered before Christmas.
Husband: Why are you so on the edge this week? And what's up with the rash on your arms?
Wife: I'm waiting for Suzy's Christmas Gift to be delivered. I think I have HPA - Holiday Package Anxiety. According to Fed Ex, it's been in Philadelphia for 4 days. I knew I should have purchased her gift on Black Friday!Trivia
What movie’s Oscar-winning score was used as background music for Marlboro Man cigarette TV commercials in the 1960s?
- The Magnificent Seven (1960). The movie’s theme was written by Elmer Bernstein.
- Benjamin Franklin: began publishing his Poor Richard's Almanack (1732)
- "These are the times that try men's souls": Thomas Paine's famous quote was published in his first American Crisis essay (1776)
- Altair 8800: the precursor to the PC was announced as a do-it-yourself kit (1974)
- FIFA World Cup Trophy: the football trophy named for FIFA president Jules Rimet, consisting of an octagonal cup held by Nike and made of gold and lapis lazuli, was stolen in Rio de Janeiro (1983)
- Titanic: movie with the highest box office earnings (and largest budget to that point) opened in the US, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet (1997)
- Bill Clinton: was impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice (1998)
- William Parry 1790
- Minnie Fiske 1865
- Fritz Reiner 1888
- Ralph Richardson 1902
- Leonid Brezhnev (Russia) 1906
- Jean Genet 1910
- Edith Piaf 1915
- David Susskind 1920
- "Little" Jimmy Dickens 1920
- Doug Harvey 1924
- Galt MacDermot 1928
- Howard Sackler 1929
- Cicely Tyson 1933
- Al Kaline 1934
- Phil Ochs 1940
- Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) 1941
- Tim Reid 1944
- Alvin Lee 1944
- Charlie Ryan 1944
- Richard Leakey 1944
- Zal Yanovsky (Lovin' Spoonful) 1944
- Elaine Joyce 1945
- John McEuen (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Ten Years After) 1945
- Stan Smith 1946
- Robert Urich 1946
- Claudia Kolb 1949
- Jeff Davis 1952
- Janie Fricke 1952
- Billy Brigg 1957
- Kevin McHale 1957
- Mike Lookinland 1960
- Reggie White 1961
- Jennifer Beals 1963
- Robert MacNaughton 1966
- Kevin Shepard (Tonic) 1968
- Warren Sapp 1972
- Alyssa Milano 1972
- Daniel Patrick Adair 1975 - Drummer (Nickelback)
- Marlo Sokoloff 1980