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Quote of the Day

"So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard."

Caterina Fake

Writing Prompt of the Day

What Would Your Dream Home Be Like?

Day's Conversation Starter

What do you think the next big technological advance will be?

Joke of the Day

Did you hear the rumour about butter? Well,

I'm not going to spread it!

Top Fun Fact

The average American child is given $3.70 per tooth that falls out.

History Fact

Ronald Reagan Was a Believer In Astrology

Yes, Ronald Reagan was deeply interested in astrology. Both he and Nancy were, actually. And if you were curious, Ronald Reagan was an Aquarius—though the cosmos never influenced any policy decisions on his part, he reassured.

Weird Laws

California: No nuclear weapons, obviously

It is illegal to build, maintain, or use a nuclear weapon within Chico, California city limits. A law that began in the ‘80s as a serious anti-nuke statement has taken on a second life as an Internet joke, mainly due to the purported consequences: In addition to self-annihilation, the infraction also carries a $500 fine.

Foody Things

Malta

Malta may be small, but its cuisine is mighty.

Of course, with its Mediterranean location, seafood dishes are plentiful on the island. A seasonal approach here applies not just to what’s harvested from the soil, but to what's fished from the sea.

Try hobz biz-zejt — bread stuffed with tuna, capers, tomatoes, onion and garlic — as an appetizer before digging in to your main course of lampuki pie (fish stew).

Even the pasta sauce here is regularly made with squid and octopus!

Movie/TV Trivia

The Bridge Explosion in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Had to Be Shot Twice

The big scene in this Spaghetti Western classic—when Blondie and Tuco blow up the bridge leading to the cemetery where the gold is believed to be buried—had to be shot twice. A misunderstanding led to the dynamite around the bridge being detonated before cameras were ready to catch it, requiring the bridge to be rebuilt and the whole thing to be shot again.

Movie/TV Quote

"Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

Casablanca, 1942