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Quote of the Day

"Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand."

Mother Teresa

Writing Prompt of the Day

Would You Most Want to Live in a City, a Suburb or the Country?

Day's Conversation Starter

What is the longest plane trip you have taken?

Joke of the Day

What should you call an average potato?

A commen-tator!

Top Fun Fact

Researches have found that flossing your teeth can help your memory. Flossing prevents gum disease, which prevents stiff blood vessels, which cause memory issues.

History Fact

There Were More Than 600 Plots to Kill Fidel Castro

Yes, 600. The Cuban dictator was targeted to be killed by a large range of foes, including political opponents, criminals, and even the United States, among many others. Tactics included everything from an exploding cigar to a poisoned diving suit.

Weird Laws

It Is Illegal to Wear a Suit of Armor in British Parliament

We know, we know — you've been dying to don your suit of armor for a visit to Parliament during your next trip to London. Still, there is this ancient law dating back to 1313 that prohibits it. The Brits could revoke the law, but, as armor really isn't as fashionable as it was in the Middle Ages, why should they bother?

Foody Things

Slovenia

In Slovenia, try the struklji, a steamed, boiled or fried dough dish filled with either meats and cheeses or apples.

Sound similar to Austria’s strudel? Not quite, but the Hapsburg Dynasty from Austria did spread across Slovenia, so there's a definite Austrian influence in the cuisine here. In addition to the strudel-esque struklji, the Austrian dish of schnitzel is popular in Slovenia, too.

There's nothing wrong with these dishes in the least — they're sublime. It's just that it's better to try them in Austria, where they're from.

Movie/TV Trivia

Casablanca's Sam Was a Drummer

Though now famous as the piano player at Rick's Café Américain, Dooley Wilson, the actor who played Sam, was an experienced musician and bandleader—but not a piano player. He was a drummer, and mimed the piano playing. "As Time Goes By" was dubbed in later.

Movie/TV Quote

"You don't understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am."

On the Waterfront, 1954

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