Quote of the Day
"Whatever your goal is you will never succeed unless you let go of your fears and fly."
Writing Prompt of the Day
What Would You Put in Your Emergency ‘Go-Bag’?
Day's Conversation Starter
What technology from a science fiction movie would you most like to have?
Joke of the Day
What's the difference between a poorly dressed man on a tricycle and a well-dressed man on a bicycle?
Top Fun Fact
China is spending $3 billion dollars to build panda shaped solar farms in order to get more young people interested in renewable energy.
Cars Weren't Invented in the United States
No, it wasn't Henry Ford's Model T in 1908. The first car actually was created in the 19th Century when European engineers Karl Benz and Emile Levassor were working on automobile inventions. Benz patented the first automobile in 1886.
Arizona: No spitting in public
In the town of Goodyear, Arizona, it is unlawful to spit “in or on” any public building, park, sidewalk, or road. Offenders may be charged a fine of up to $2,500 and six months in prison. And in case you need a reminder, it's also just lousy etiquette.
Traditional Dutch menus will be filled with herring, including raw herring with chopped onions eaten on bread (Holladnse nieuwe).
But we prefer the sweet cuisine found in the Netherlands: poffertjes, small puffed pancakes topped with powdered sugar (like an American funnel cake) and the stroopwafel, syrup waffle cookies.
We also recommend bitterballen, deep-fried meatballs coated in breadcrumbs and served with mustard. The dish is regularly and best enjoyed with a nice cold beer.
George Lucas' Dog Inspired Chewbacca
The creator of the Star Wars world would drive around with his large Alaskan Malamute in the front seat of his car, which he described as "bigger than a human being and very long-haired." The affection he felt for the dog was what gave him the idea for the connection between Han Solo and Chewbacca. (Fun fact: He was named Indiana.)
"Made it, Ma! Top of the world!"
White Heat, 1949