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Quote of the Day

"Pick business partners with high intelligence, energy, and, above all, integrity."

Naval Ravikant

Writing Prompt of the Day

Do You Get Enough Sleep?

Day's Conversation Starter

Who do you think has the biggest impact on fashion trends: actors and actresses, musicians, fashion designers, or consumers?

Joke of the Day

Why did the invisible man turn down the job offer?

He couldn't see himself doing it!

Top Fun Fact

Chainsaws, the horror-movie murder weapon of choice, were invented for aid in childbirth.

History Fact

Marie Antoinette Never Said, "Let Them Eat Cake"

A version of this quote originally came from the autobiography of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, where it was mentioned a princess said this phrase. It would later be attributed to Antoinette. Though it's highly unlikely she actually said it.

Weird Laws

Idaho: No cannibalism

Idaho is the only state to have an active ban on cannibalism. Technically not a crime in the rest of the nation, cannibalism is defined as the “nonconsensual consumption” of another human—meaning, we guess, if you can get your buddy’s permission to eat his tenderloin, the feds can’t stop you.

Foody Things

Where to Eat - Austria

Proof that Austria deserves to be in the top five: There are 19 Michelin-starred restaurants in the country, including the 3-Star Amador in Vienna.

Also in Vienna, the 2-Star Restaurant Steirereck focuses on Austrian ingredients and traditional techniques, with a twist. Its tagline? "Austrian cuisine beyond its boundaries."

Salzburg, too, has some superlative places to dine, including the 2-Star Ikarus and SENNS.Restaurant.

Movie/TV Trivia

The Theory Of Everything

In an e-mail to director James Marsh about the portrayal by Eddie Redmayne, Stephen Hawking said there were certain points when he thought he was watching himself. In addition to his copyrighted voice, Stephen Hawking also lent the filmmakers his Companion of Honour medal and his signed thesis to use as genuine props in the film.

Movie/TV Quote

"I'm walking here! I'm walking here!"

Midnight Cowboy, 1969

Fun fact: This scene was improvised. Midnight Cowboy filmed in New York City so the taxi in the shot is an actual New York taxi. Remaining in character Hoffman yells at the driver and the scene made the cut in the film.

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