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Quote of the Day

"Avoid the false path. A false path in life is generally something we are attracted to for the wrong reasons—money, fame, attention, and so on."

Robert Greene

Writing Prompt of the Day

How Careful Are You in the Sun?

Day's Conversation Starter

What is the most embarrassing piece of clothing you own?

Joke of the Day

Why did the old man fall in the well?

Because he couldn't see that well!

Top Fun Fact

The creature that kills the most people every year isn't snakes, sharks, or even other humans — it's the mosquito.

History Fact

Columbus Didn't Actually Discover America

No, this European explorer did not discover America. Columbus was 500 years too late. In fact, it was the Norse explorer Leif Erikson who landed on American shores during the 10th century. Erikson could be considered the first European to discover America.

Weird Laws

Florida: No selling children

We know that kids can be annoying but please remember that in Florida it is a felony to sell your children. You've been warned. These are the 8 British laws that the Queen doesn't have to follow.

Foody Things

Germany

There are more than 40 types of bratwurst (sausage) in Germany, and more than 5,000 brands of German beer. For these two reasons alone, foodies can find much to love here.

Better yet, Germans know how to combine excellent food with inspired revelry, as at the country's famous annual Oktoberfest that draws more than 6 million attendees.

And don't even get us started on the simple joys of a great pretzel or hearty helping of spätzle egg noodles.

Spätzle is one of many dishes Germany shares with Austria, coming up on this list.

Movie/TV Trivia

The Matrix Code Comes From Sushi

Those complex-looking green digits scrolling down the screen in The Matrix may look like mysterious code, but in fact they were symbols from a sushi cookbook, scanned by the movie's production designer.

Movie/TV Quote

"I am big! It's the pictures that got small."

Sunset Blvd., 1950