Quote of the Day
"Seek wealth, not money or status. Wealth is having assets that earn while you sleep. Money is how we transfer time and wealth. Status is your place in the social hierarchy."
Writing Prompt of the Day
How Much of a Priority Do You Make Sleep?
Day's Conversation Starter
What is a fashion trend you are really glad went away?
Joke of the Day
What do you call a factory that sells passable products?
Top Fun Fact
"What in tarnation?" is literally just another way of saying, "What the hell?"
Benjamin Franklin Never Thought Turkeys Should Be the National Bird
While writing to his daughter in 1784, Benjamin Franklin was complaining about the bald eagle being chosen as the United States' national symbol. He said that the bald eagle had "bad moral character." He said the turkey would be a better idea. He was joking. He didn't actually think the national bird should be a turkey.
Hawaii: No billboards
Hawaii’s natural beauty is an advertisement unto itself. To keep it that way, the state has officially outlawed billboards (with some exceptions) and aerial advertising, part of an “urban beautification” initiative that dates to 1927. These aren’t so much “dumb laws” as “laws that make us feel dumb for not thinking of them first.”
The national dish of Austria is its breaded and fried schnitzel, or veal cutlet. Vienna’s Figlmuller Willzeile is known as the birthplace of the dish, and has been serving it for more than 100 years.
Vienna is also home to the semi-sweet chocolate torte with thick layers of apricot jam known as the sacher torte.
And then, there is the flaky delicacy known as the Apfelstrudel, or apple strudel. Although it's long been popular across Eastern Europe, the sweet treat was created for the Hapsburg family, who reigned from Vienna.
Are these three distinct dishes enough to warrant a visit to Austria for food? Combine them with the wonderful Grüner Veltliner wines created in Austria’s Wachau Valley along the Danube River, and the answer is a resounding “yes.”
Chris Pratt and Chris Evans had a bet over each's hometown Superbowl match. The losing team/Chris would dress as his character to visit the other's children's hospital. They both decided to visit so the kids were the winners!
"Why don't you come up sometime and see me?"
She Done Him Wrong, 1933