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Quote of the Day

"There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all."

Peter Drucker

Writing Prompt of the Day

With Your Home in Danger, What Would You Try to Save?

Day's Conversation Starter

What piece of technology would look like magic or a miracle to people in medieval Europe?

Joke of the Day

What do you call a fish with two knees?

A two-knee fish!

Top Fun Fact

The Ethiopian calendar is 7.5 years behind the Gregorian calendar due to the fact that it has 13 months.

History Fact

Thomas Edison Didn't Invent the Light Bulb

While Edison did have an astonishing 1,093 patents, the majority of these were not of his own invention. He stole most of them. While he did land the patent for the light bulb in 1880, the real inventor was actually Warren de la Rue, a British astronomer and chemist, who actually created the very first light bulb forty years before Edison.

Weird Laws

Alabama: No stink bombs or confetti

If you're a stodgy school principal from a 1980s film, consider moving to Mobile, Alabama: Stink bombs, "funk balls," and any object "the purpose of which is to create disagreeable odors" are strictly illegal there. Also illegal: “spray string,” confetti, and bathing in public fountains.

Foody Things

Poland

A combination of Slavic, German and Yiddish foods, many people think of meat and cheese when they think Polish cuisine. (Pierogi, anyone?)

From chicken noodle soup, rosol, to red beet soup with dumplings, and Fasolka po bretnonsku stewed beans to white borscht soup with hard-boiled eggs and kielbasa, Poland knows how to keep you warm during its cold winters.

This country is about comfort foods, all the way. And there's nothing wrong with that.

Movie/TV Trivia

Harry Potter Has Brit Rock Cameos

The Harry Potter franchise boasts basically every British character actor in film, but it also squeezed in some British rock stars, too. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Weird Sisters include Pulp members Jarvis Cocker and Steve Mackey as well as Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood and Phil Selway.

Movie/TV Quote

"They call me Mister Tibbs!"

In the Heat of the Night, 1967

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