1.  quizA quarter horse is so-called for its ability to outdistance other horse breeds in races of a quarter mile or less.
  2.  Giclée is a neologism devised in 1991 to denote the process of high quality art reproduction with digital ink jet printers.  The word is derived from the French for ‘to spurt blood’ or ‘squirt mud’.  However, this meaning is a problem for Francophones as it is also a slang term for male ejaculation.
  3.  Kirk LaPointe, a former senior editor of the National Post, the Canadian Press, the Vancouver Sun and CTV, has declared himself mayoral candidate for the November election in Vancouver.  He was also CBC Ombudsman from 2010 to 2012.
  4.  The Minnesota Timberwolves have traded Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he will join another new team member, LeBron James.
  5.  The Tasmanian mountain ash is the tallest flowering plant in the world.  Native to Australia and Tasmania, it is a species of eucalyptus, growing to heights of 70-114.4 meters (230-375 feet).