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Quote of the Day

"Successful people are simply those with successful habits."

Brian Tracy

Writing Prompt of the Day

Do You Plan on Saving Any of Your Belongings for the Future?

Day's Conversation Starter

Will technology save the human race or destroy it?

Joke of the Day

Did you hear about the restaurant on the moon?

Great food, no atmosphere!

Top Fun Fact

There is a town in Nebraska called Monowi with a population of one. The only resident is a woman who is the Mayor, Bartender and Librarian.

History Fact

The First Face on the $1 Bill Was Not George Washington

The first president was not the first face of the $1 bill! The first face to appear on this currency was Salmon P. Chase. The first $1 bill was issued during the Civil War in 1862. Chase was the Secretary of Treasury at that time and was also the designer of the country's first bank notes.

Weird Laws

It's Illegal to Dance in the Dark After Midnight in Japan

Japan was like the country version of the movie "Footloose." Dancing after midnight was banned for generations, as it is just too sinful. Well, it was really just too American. Enacted in 1948 while U.S. soldiers occupied Japan, the ban was placed to stop liberal Americans from corrupting the good citizens of Japan.

Finally lifting the ban in 2105, you can dance after midnight, as long as it's not in the dark. Revelers wanting to get their groove on after the clock strikes 12 need to do it in well-lit nightclubs.

Foody Things

In Budapest, Hungary, you'll find five Michelin 1-Star restaurants and the 2-Star Onyx, all added to the list in 2019. Onyx emphasizes that its menu is sourced from Hungarian producers, and makes a wonderful version of a classic native dish: fish soup.

Romania received its very first Michelin Star in 2018 for Restaurant Belvedere in Izola.

Movie/TV Trivia

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Was Originally the Other Way Around

The original script for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, by William Goldman, was originally titled The Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy. That all flipped when Paul Newman, maybe the biggest star on the planet at the time of production, took the role of Butch.

Movie/TV Quote

"The stuff that dreams are made of."

The Maltese Falcon, 1941