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Quote of the Day

"We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress."

Richard P. Feynman

Writing Prompt of the Day

What Have Your Parents Taught You About Money?

Day's Conversation Starter

What is your favourite shirt?

Joke of the Day

How does a penguin build its house?

Igloos it together!

Top Fun Fact

Almost as many people were killed by guillotine in Nazi Germany as in the French Revolution.

History Fact

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson Died on the Same Day

On July 4th, 1826, both U.S. presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson passed away—within five hours of each other. Crazy. They were once fellow patriots turned adversaries, and they were also the last surviving members of the original American revolutionaries.

Weird Laws

Delaware: Strict trick-or-treating times enforced

To prevent “mischief of any sort,” children in the City of Rehoboth Beach may only go trick-or-treating between the hours of 6pm and 8pm on Halloween—UNLESS Halloween falls on a Sunday; in that case, “such going door to door and house to house for treats shall take place on the evening of October 30” instead.

Foody Things

Where to Eat Belgian

Although Belgian restaurants didn't appear on the 2019 Michelin list, more than 120 restaurants have been honoured in the past, including two restaurants with 3-Star ratings.

Only Hof van Cleve in Kruishoutem remains open; its chocolate grenade dessert does Belgium proud.

Movie/TV Trivia

Oscar Winners Used to Be Announced Before the Ceremony

During the early years of the Academy Awards, the organization provided newspapers with the names in advance, with the agreement that they would not publish the names until 11 p.m. Of course, then someone had to ruin it for everyone, when The Los Angeles Times broke this rule during the heated 1940 competition, announcing that Gone With the Wind had won before the statue had been handed out. It led to a rule change that stands today. And for more trivia straight from the Dolby, check out these 30 Oscars Telecast Jokes That Totally Bombed.

Movie/TV Quote

"There's no place like home."

The Wizard of Oz, 1939

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