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Quote of the Day

"The world makes room for passionate people."

Lewis Howes

Writing Prompt of the Day

Does Keeping a Messy Desk Make People More Creative?

Day's Conversation Starter

What problems will technology solve in the next 5 years? What problems will it create?

Joke of the Day

Why couldn't the bicycle stand up by itself?

It was two tired!

Top Fun Fact

There are times when Pluto is closer to the Sun than Neptune – one of these timelines was from 1979 to 1999.

History Fact

John Adams Was the First President to Live In the White House

While the White House was under construction during Washington's term, he never lived there. It wasn't until John Adams took office that a president lived there. Interestingly enough, George Washington is the only president to date who has not lived in the White House.

Weird Laws

It Is Illegal to Wear Lacy Undies in Russia

Sorry ladies (and gents), but Russia doesn't want you wearing anything lacy underneath your clothing. A 2014 law in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan states undergarments must be made with a minimum of 6 percent of cotton. Why? They claim it is for health and safety.

While women across the nations protested, the law is in effect and you can no longer buy lace garments. How they'll know what you have on underneath is another subject.

Foody Things

Hungary & Romania

With two-thirds of Hungary lost mainly to Romania after World War I, and Hungarians now Romania’s largest minority group, we’ll combine the two countries in terms of cuisine because they share many of the same dishes (try cabbage rolls and pork jelly in both). There are some differences, though.

Romania incorporates much of its foods from its neighbouring countries, including Hungary and Poland, with minced meat filling its menus.

Hungary is famously home to goulash — a wholly satisfying meat and vegetable stew — and embraces spices like paprika. (Paprikash, meat simmered in paprika, derives its name from the spice.) Thanks to these and other traditional dishes, Hungarians enjoy the better food of the two countries.

Movie/TV Trivia

The Two Least Profitable Films Both Take Place on Mars

If you're looking to score big box office bucks, stay away from Mars. The two biggest money losers of all time both take place on that planet, with the 2012 sci-fi bomb John Carter holding the No. 2 spot with a loss of almost $127 million, outdone only by Mars Needs Moms, from a year earlier, which lost its studio more than $143 million—the worst ROI ever.

Movie/TV Quote

"Love means never having to say you're sorry."

Love Story, 1970

Fun fact: Two years later Ryan O'Neal will hear this line again in the film What's Up Doc when Barbara Streisand says it to his character and respond, "That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard."

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