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Quote of the Day

"I think anything is possible if you have the mindset and the will and desire to do it and put the time in."

Roger Clemens

Writing Prompt of the Day

Who Lived Long Ago Where You Live Now?

Day's Conversation Starter

What scifi movie or book would you like the future to be like?

Joke of the Day

How many apples grow on a tree?

All of them!

Top Fun Fact

While hunting, stoats go crazy jumping, spinning, and twisting to get a rabbits attention. This hypnotizes the rabbit until the stoat gets close enough to attack.

History Fact

George Washington Opened a Whiskey Distillery After His Presidency

Apparently, being the first president of the United States wasn't enough for George Washington in his lifetime. After his term, Washington opened a whiskey distillery. By 1799, Washington's distillery was the largest in the country, producing 11,000 gallons of un-aged whiskey. After the president's death, the business was no more, however.

Weird Laws

Arkansas: Must pronounce state name correctly

Visitors beware: it is strictly prohibited to pronounce “Arkansas” incorrectly. Per the state Code, the only acceptable pronunciation is “in three (3) syllables, with the final 's' silent, the 'a' in each syllable with the Italian sound, and the accent on the first and last syllables.” So keep your Arkan-sass to yourself—and while you're at it, make sure you're pronouncing these common food words correctly.

Foody Things

Where to Eat - Netherlands

The Netherlands has been on Michelin's list more than 100 times, adding two 2-Star restaurants and 12 more 1-Star restaurants in 2019.

The 3-Star De Librije in Zwolle is helmed by a born-and-bred Netherlands chef who's open about his love for his home region's food.

Movie/TV Trivia

Bill Murray Was Considered for the Role of Batman

In addition to Kevin Costner, Pierce Brosnan, and Mel Gibson, Bill Murray was considered for the role of the caped crusader in the 1989 film Batman. That was, until director Tim Burton came on board and went with Michael Keaton.

Movie/TV Quote

"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"

Network, 1976

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