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Today's Dippit!

Quote of the Day

"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit."

E.E. Cummings

Writing Prompt of the Day

Do You Think You Might Like Communal Living When You’re an Adult?

Day's Conversation Starter

What do you think of stay-cations?

(Vacationing and seeing tourist attractions where you live.)

Joke of the Day

I bought some shoes on the drug black market…I don't know what they're laced with, but I've been tripping all day!

Top Fun Fact

When George Washington died, Napoleon Bonaparte of France gave a personal eulogy and ordered a ten day mourning period for France.

History Fact

Cleopatra Was Not Egyptian

Despite what you may believe, the last queen of Egypt wasn't born in Egypt. As best as Historians can tell, Cleopatra VII (that's her formal name) was Greek. She was a descendant of Alexander the Great's Macedonian general Ptolemy.

Weird Laws

It's Illegal to Ride a Cow Drunk in Scotland

Before you get any crazy ideas — and have too much Scottish whisky — you should know you could get a ticket for drunk cow riding. Technically, the full 1872 law mandates people not be drunk when in charge of a cow, horse, carriage or steam engine.

In case you are wondering, the same law states you cannot have a loaded firearm on you while drunk, as well. (We have to admit, that's a pretty good rule.)

Foody Things

Where to Eat

Slovenia's restaurants haven't made Michelin's list yet, but the World's 50 Best Restaurants awards did add Strelec Restaurant in Ljubljana in 2019.

Headed up by Michelin-starred chef Ana RoS, it's the next best thing in dining, and boasts an enviable setting that's so very Slovenia: an actual medieval castle.

Movie/TV Trivia

Paul Schrader Wrote Taxi Driver in Two Weeks

Though it would quickly cruise its way into film history, the script for Taxi Driver came together in just a few days. As screenwriter Paul Schrader told The Hollywood Reporter, "I crashed at an ex-girlfriend's place, and I just wrote continuously. The first draft was maybe 60 pages, and I started the next draft immediately, and it took less than two weeks."

Movie/TV Quote

"Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."

The Wizard of Oz, 1939

Fun fact: As one of the most famous movie quotes in film history, this line has been parodied by many different movies and television shows

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