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Quote of the Day

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."

Corinthians 13:13

Writing Prompt of the Day

What Ideas Do You Have for Enhancing Your Community?

Day's Conversation Starter

What’s the best way to travel? (Plane, car, train, etc.)

Joke of the Day

I wanted to take pictures of the fog this morning… But I mist my chance. I guess I could dew it tomorrow!

Top Fun Fact

Until 2016, the “Happy Birthday” song was not for public use. Meaning, prior to 2016, the song was copyrighted and you had to pay a license to use it.

History Fact

Captain Morgan Actually Existed

Yes, face of the well-loved rum brand was a totally real guy. He was a Welsh privateer who fought alongside the English against the Spanish in the Caribbean in the 1660s and 1670s. His first name was Henry and was knighted by King Charles II of England. His exact birth date is unknown, but it was sometime around 1635. He died in Jamaica in 1688, apparently very rich.

Weird Laws

It's Illegal to Wear High Heels to the Acropolis

When packing for a trip to Greece, make sure you have the right shoes. The country banned high heels at the Acropolis in 2009, so no stilettos at the Parthenon.

Not sure why anyone would want to make a trek around the ruins and dirt in heels — surely it's tough to walk and will damage the shoes — but the Greeks put this ban in place to protect its ruins from damage caused by the sharp shoes. The ruins are nearly 2,500 years old, so be respectful and wear some soft-soled shoes when you visit.

Foody Things

Where to Eat

Five establishments in Croatia received 1 Star from Michelin in 2019, meaning they qualify as "a very good restaurant."

Try 360º in Dubrovnik, Monte in Rovinj, Noel in Zagreb or Pelegrini in Sibenik.

With its inventive takes on indigenous Croatian dishes, Draga di Lovrana in Lovran challenges the notion that the country's cuisine is uninspired.

Movie/TV Trivia

Pet Rats Sold Big After Ratatouille

After the success of the 2007 film telling the story of the lovable, culinary-inspired vermin, kids everywhere asked their parents, "Can we get one? I promise I'll take care of it." At least one domestic pet chain saw sales of pet rats jump 50 percent after the movie's release. We wonder how many of those rats immediately became parental responsibilities…

Movie/TV Quote

“A million dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool? A billion dollars.”

The Social Network, 2010

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