Quote of the Day
"Quality means doing it right when no one is looking."
Writing Prompt of the Day
Are You a Saver or a Spender?
Day's Conversation Starter
What is the best pair of shoes you have ever owned?
Why were they so good?
Joke of the Day
Why do you never see elephants hiding in trees?
Because they're so good at it!
Top Fun Fact
German chocolate cake is named after a guy named Sam German, not the country.
George Washington Never Had Wooden Teeth
Many myths about Washington exist, but one of the most prevalent stories has to be about his teeth. It's widely believed that Washington wore wooden dentures. This is not the case at all. While Washington did have numerous dental problems and did use dentures, wood, as a material, was never used.
Connecticut: Pickles must bounce
A pickle cannot be sold unless it bounces. According to a 1948 article, this law became a necessity after two scheming pickle packers tried to sell pickles “unfit for human consumption” on the sly. Connecticut’s Food and Drug Commissioner at the time proclaimed that a real pickle “should bounce” when dropped from the height of one foot, leading to a new state regulation.
Belgian waffles may be the first thing that come to mind when you think of Belgium, but this intimate country nestled between France and The Netherlands is actually the creator of the French fry. (Although France tries to lay claim to the honour.)
You may not think it’s worth it to visit a country entirely for its French fries, but Belgium has truly perfected this fabulous comfort food, and we kindly disagree.
Alternatively, you may prefer the moules-frites, mussels in wine and butter served with fries. It’s pretty much a standard of the coastal country, and is simply delicious.
Oh, and need we remind you of Belgian chocolate? If it's good enough to be Godiva, it's good enough to have our hearts.
John Landis Loves Casting Other Directors in His Movies
Directors may have a reputation as egomaniacs that don't like to share the spotlight, but John Landis has proven happy to give other directors cameos in his films. Frank Oz and Steven Spielberg both appeared in The Blues Brothers; George Lucas popped up in Beverly Hills Cop III; Into the Night featured Amy Heckerling, David Cronenberg, Jonathan Demme, and others; and Dario Argenta played a paramedic in Innocent Blood.
"Bond. James Bond."
Dr. No, 1962