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