Quote of the Day
"Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy."
Writing Prompt of the Day
Do You Think That in Your 20s You Will Live in a City?
Day's Conversation Starter
How do you think travelling to a lot of different countries changes a person?
Joke of the Day
I became a vegetarian. Huge missed-steak!
Top Fun Fact
There is a punctuation mark used to signify irony or sarcasm that looks like a backwards question mark ⸮
The Titanic's Owners Never Said the Ship Was "Unsinkable"
Despite what James Cameron's iconic 1997 film may have you believe, the owners never said that it could never sink. Historian Richard Howells said that "the population as a whole were unlikely to have thought of the Titanic as a unique, unsinkable ship before its maiden voyage."
Men Must Wear Speedos on French Beaches
Did you think the French just really liked their Speedos? Actually, its French law that men do not wear loose-fitting swim trunks on beaches, swimming pools and other public places where a swimsuit is required attire.
The law wasn't for safety, but rather that men wouldn't dare walk around town in a Speedo, so if he wears a Speedo in the water, it surely would be cleaner than something he may have been wearing all day long.
This need to avoid clothing that could have been worn throughout the day also extends to T-shirts; you'll need to lose those as fast as your surfer shorts.
Bulgaria is rising in the culinary scene, but not enough to land on any "Best Of" or Michelin Star lists.
Still, if visiting Sofia, follow the recommendations of TripAdvisor travelers, who give top marks to the 4.5-star Cosmos. Here, traditional Bulgarian dishes like chicken kavarma — with veggies, paprika and the Bulgarian herb chubritza — are made with love and innovation.
The Wallet in Pulp Fiction Was Quentin Tarantino's
Jules' wallet in Pulp Fiction that reads "Bad #&$&*@$" actually belonged to the director—who picked it up because of its reference to the 1971 film Shaft. As it happened, Samuel L. Jackson would go on to play the character that inspired the wallet in the 2000 remake of Shaft.
"I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse." - The Godfather, 1972
Fun fact: This line makes it into each Godfather film in some way or another.