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Today's Dippit!

Quote of the Day

"The best feeling in the world is being loved back by the person you love."


Writing Prompt of the Day

What Sounds Annoy You?

Day's Conversation Starter

What do you think of tour group packages?

Joke of the Day

I'm glad I know sign language. It can come in pretty handy!

Top Fun Fact

When Space Invaders was created, Tomohiro Nishikado left in the lag caused by more invaders on the screen in order to create greater difficulty in the games.

History Fact

One Time, 100 Imposters Claimed to Be Marie Antoinette's Dead Son

After the French Revolution, eight-year-old Louis XVII was imprisoned and then never seen in public ever again. His parents were executed in 1793 and, afterward, he was horrifically abused, neglected, and left isolated in a prison cell in the Paris Temple. In 1795, he died of Tuberculous at 10-years-old. His body was buried in secret in a mass grave. Years later, dozens of men came forward claiming to be him because a Bourbon restoration was a possibility and a successful claimant could then potentially find himself on the throne of France.

Weird Laws

Canadian Radio Stations Must Play Canadian Artists

The Canadians are a patriotic bunch. So much so that all Canadian radio stations are required, by law, to play Canadian artists on the airwaves at least 35 percent of the time, especially during the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

This means that in an hour of radio during the workweek, you'll hear more than 20 minutes of artists like Nickelback, Alanis Morissette, Celine Dion, Michael Bublé and Justin Bieber — all of whom are proud Canucks.

Foody Things

Where to Eat

Despite its last-place ranking on our list, there are some true culinary winners in Scandinavia. As of 2019, each country has a Michelin 3-Star restaurant, an extremely rare and coveted honour indicating "exceptional cuisine that is worth a special journey.

Take the special journey to Frantzén in Stockholm, Sweden or Geranium in Copenhagen, Denmark (also listed at No. 19 on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list).

For a taste of what makes Nordic cuisine special, head to the 3-Star Maaemo in Oslo, Norway, which according to the chef "highlights the Norwegian seasons" and "the relationship between the raw nature, produce and our cultural history."

Movie/TV Quote

Alien's Androids Are Alphabetized

While the Alien franchise swaps in different androids for (almost) every installment, there is an interesting consistency to them: they go in alphabetical order. Ash, Bishop, Call, and, most recently, David (played by Michael Fassbender in Prometheus and Alien: Covenant).

Movie/TV Trivia

"I wish I knew how to quit you" - Brokeback Mountain, 2005

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