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Quote of the Day

"If you can’t see yourself working with someone for life, don’t work with them for a day."

Naval Ravikant

Writing Prompt of the Day

What Are the Most Memorable Meals You’ve Ever Had?

Day's Conversation Starter

What old trend is coming back these days?

Joke of the Day

Want to hear a joke about construction?

I'm still working on it!

Top Fun Fact

There's an island in Japan you can visit that's inhabited only by friendly bunnies.

History Fact

Walt Disney Didn't Draw Mickey Mouse

While Walt Disney did have the idea of Mickey Mouse and also provided the voice, the imagery was created by the animator Ub Iwerks; he came up with all the iconic features. You won't look at the adorable mouse the same again.

Weird Laws

Illinois: No "fancy" bike riding

Listen here, city slicker: Galesburg city law strictly prohibits “fancy riding” of any bicycle on city streets, particularly riding with both hands removed from the handlebars, both feet removed from the pedals, or “any acrobatic” shenanigans on your fancy velocipede. According to a Galesburg police officer, “I suspect the trick riding ordinance came during a time or concern about bicyclist safety and perhaps crashes involving bicyclists.” It is seldom enforced.

Foody Things

Greece and Republic of Cyprus

We will first be clear that Cyprus is not part of Greece and not near Greece — it’s actually closer to Turkey (not in the EU). The Turks and Greeks have a generations-old feud between them, and both wanted Cyprus for themselves. And although we know this will cause some anger, this trio of nations, despite any ill will between them, share a lot of common dishes, albeit with different names.

Consider this: Souvlaki, kebabs and sheftalia? All kebabs of meat.

Stuffed grape leaves (you say dolma, I say dolmathes)? The same.

Gyros and shawarma? Both involve marinated meat, typically served on flatbread.

Thick yogurts most-often called Greek yogurt? Same.

Let them battle out who does it better; these dishes are fantastic no matter what version you try.

Movie/TV Trivia

Armageddon

NASA shows this film during their management training program. New managers are given the task of trying to spot as many errors as possible. At least one hundred sixty-eight have been found.

Movie/TV Quote

"Play it, Sam. Play 'As Time Goes By.'"

Casablanca, 1942

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