Quote of the Day
"Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals."
Writing Prompt of the Day
What Choices Do You Make About Money Every Day?
Day's Conversation Starter
Do you care about fashion?
What style of clothes do you usually wear?
Joke of the Day
Did you hear about the guy who invented Lifesavers?
They say he made a mint!
Top Fun Fact
To properly write adjectives in order, you would list them by amount, value, size, temperature, age, shape, color, origin, and material.
Young George Washington Could Definitely Tell a Lie
There is a myth about a young George Washington that states that the president, when he was a boy, cut down his father's apple tree with a hatchet. When his father confronted him, he said, "I cannot tell a lie." Yeah—never happened. It first appeared in an autobiography of Washington, where the writer later admitted he was just trying to display the president's virtuous nature.
Colorado: No catapulting
Sure, you may be allowed to own a catapult in Aspen—but you better not try discharging it, buddy. Flaming arrows, alas, are also off limits.
Where to Eat - Malta
Malta may not be on Michelin's list — yet! — but it definitely is on travelers' lists. More than 1,700 TripAdvisor reviewers have made Bouquet Garni the No. 1 restaurant in Malta, giving it 5 stars and calling it Michelin-worthy.
Appropriately, the restaurant's seafood dishes are particularly excellent.
Scream Was Originally Titled Scary Movie
While the Wayans brothers' spoof of Scream went with the not-so-subtle title of Scary Movie, they would have had to get a bit more creative if the movie they were sending up had stuck with its original title. Now-disgraced former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who produced the original, heard the Michael Jackson song "Scream" in his car and decided he liked that better than the title that the project had originally been given, and the name stuck.
"A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti."
The Silence of the Lambs, 1991