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Quote of the Day

"If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello."

Paulo Coelho

Writing Prompt of the Day

Where Do You Think You Will Live When You Are an Adult?

Day's Conversation Starter

What’s the best thing about travelling? How about the worst thing?

Joke of the Day

Why did the scientist install a knocker on his front door. He wanted to win the No-bell prize!

Top Fun Fact

Herring fish communicate by using flatulence.

History Fact

Using Forks Used to Be Seen as Sacrilegious

What the fork? Forks, the widely used eating utensils, were once seen as blasphemous. They were first introduced in Italy in the 11th Century. These spiked spaghetti-twirling instruments were seen as an offence to God. And why, do you ask? Because they were "artificial hands" and as such was considered to be sacrilegious.

Weird Laws

Don't Wear Your Winnie the Pooh T-Shirt in Poland

The cuddly little bear all stuffed with fluff also — gasp! — does not wear pants. Because of this, Poland issued a ban on Winnie the Pooh around playgrounds and schools, finding the A.A. Milne character a bit too risqué for the likes of impressionable children.

Best to leave your bear attire at home if visiting this Eastern European country, just to be safe.

Foody Things

Bulgaria

Bulgaria is part of the Balkans, and shares some of the same recipes as Greece and Turkey. It's known for its hearty cuisine, as well as dishes rich in dairy and veggies.

With tripe soup (tripe is the muscle wall from a cow's stomach) and a cold yogourt-based soup making the list of the country’s dishes, Bulgaria is not a place to go for fine dining.

That said, as with all the countries in Europe, Bulgaria does have a few dishes that wow. Banitsa, a cheese-filled filo pastry, is a popular snack and breakfast dish that's easy to fall in love with.

Movie/TV Trivia

And Clownfish Vanished After Finding Nemo

Just as there was a run on pet rats, the population of clownfish in their natural habitats took a precipitous drop following the release of Finding Nemo, which stars a clownfish. Marine biologists reported that the numbers of the fish dropped by as much as 75 percent in the Australian reefs they inhabit.

Movie/TV Quote

"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."

Gone With the Wind, 1939